Karnataka Assembly elections: Polling on May 12, counting on May 15

Farmer suicides in BJP-ruled states very low mostly over personal issues Amit Shah in Karnataka

The counting of votes for the state assembly elections will be held on May 15, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said in a press conference at the poll panel's headquarters, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.

The Karnataka poll dates were announced by Om Prakash Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner. The EC also said that April 24 will be the last date to file nominations and April 27 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature.

Karnataka is now being ruled by the Congress which has a total of 113 MLAs in the house of 224. The 224-member House expires on May 28 this year. Counting of votes will be held on May 15.

More news: Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday as online crackdown widens

He also said that the notification for the Karnataka assembly election 2018 will be released on April 17 but the election code of conduct comes into force from today.

The BJP is making a concerted bid to unseat the Congress. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which is now in power in 20 states, is trying to expand its saffron wing in the 21st state. It is now in power only in two major Indian states: Karnataka and Punjab. Hence, Congress is hoping to retain the state ahead of the crucial polls in other states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, later this year. The last state elections, held in the first week of May in 2013, was swept by Congress, winning 122 seats. Since coming to power at the Centre in 2014, the BJP has wrested power from the grand old party in Assam, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Manipur.

The ruling party in Karnataka, Congress, faces a tough challenge from the BJP, which launched its election campaign in November. The Janata Dal-Secular, led by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, which is the third force in the state, has announced its pre-poll tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party. Rahul was made party head in the midst of elections in Gujarat in December. BJP's chief ministerial candidate is BS Yeddyurappa.

Related News:

  • European Union  presses Facebook on sharing of user data

    European Union presses Facebook on sharing of user data

    Facebook says the data are used "to improve people's experience across Facebook" by helping to connect with others. An advertisement in The New York Times is displayed on Sunday in New York.
    Patriots owner discusses team tension, Super Bowl loss, Gronkowski's future

    Patriots owner discusses team tension, Super Bowl loss, Gronkowski's future

    Kraft was one of Butler's biggest supporters and admitted it was tough to see him sign with the Tennessee Titans . Kraft admitted he was perplexed that Butler, a Super Bowl hero in the 2015 game, didn't play against the Eagles.
    Wales 0-1 Uruguay: The Giggsymoon is over…

    Wales 0-1 Uruguay: The Giggsymoon is over…

    Wales pressed forward in the latter stages but were unable to find the breakthrough against a solid Uruguay side. Hennessey then pushed over a rasping hit from Cavani, who headed wide from the resulting corner.
  • Australian cricket investigation into cheating plot underway

    Australian cricket investigation into cheating plot underway

    Tough questions have also been asked by the Australian media over the involvement of coach Darren Lehmann , and if he knew about the plan.

    England suspected ball tampering in the Ashes

    Broad stopped short of accusing Australia of ball-tampering during the Ashes but did express surprise at the side's change in tactics.
    Microsoft Edge on the App Store - iTunes

    Microsoft Edge on the App Store - iTunes

    Announced today, with an update to their original blog post , is that Edge can now be downloaded on the iPad and Android tablets. This is especially evident in the iPad version of the app, which doesn't have any kind of splitscreen support for the iPad Pro.
  • Action will be taken against armed rallies: Mamata Banerjee

    Action will be taken against armed rallies: Mamata Banerjee

    Now, the government is taking action against us after cleverly embroiling our names into violence organised by the ruling party. No one will be allowed to organise processions in the area of another community and murder a person, she said.
    Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Eq ETF (GSEU) Rises 0.574% for Mar 26

    Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Eq ETF (GSEU) Rises 0.574% for Mar 26

    Among 30 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) now has a "Hold" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. LEE BRIAN J sold $1.78 million worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 82 funds opened positions while 285 raised stakes.
    Celtics, Kings Players Urge 'Accountability' After Unarmed Man Killed By Police

    Celtics, Kings Players Urge 'Accountability' After Unarmed Man Killed By Police

    In the public service spot played on Sunday, Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox began, "These tragedies have to stop". Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said his team would follow the lead of the Kings before Sunday's game.
  • Lana Del Rey Hints That Radiohead Dispute Might Be Over?

    Lana Del Rey Hints That Radiohead Dispute Might Be Over?

    Radiohead , who formed in 1985, apparently felt that Get Free is unduly similar to their own 1993 single Creep . During her live show at Lollapalooza Brasil last weekend, the crowd chanted for " Get Free " during her encore.
    'Suspicious packages' received at military installations in Washington area

    'Suspicious packages' received at military installations in Washington area

    The building was evacuated and the 52nd Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Fort Belvoir examined the package. The first was discovered Monday morning at the National Defense University, at Fort McNair in southwest Washington .
    Google App To Get Custom Routines For Google Assistant

    Google App To Get Custom Routines For Google Assistant

    If Roskomnadzor fulfills its threat, the Telegram app will be hidden from Russian users in the App Store and Google Play . Switching to one of them, the user can download the application, locked in the "home" version of Google Play .


Most liked

China Opens Market of Oil Futures in Yuans
The admission of foreign investors directly to futures trading occurs for the first time in Chinese commodity markets. Similar obstacles have kept foreign investors as bit players in the country's giant mainland stock and bond markets.

4 detained in connection with mall fire in Russian Federation
She said investigators, who have opened a criminal investigation into the blaze, were looking into other possible violations. Ten others are in the hospital, Vladimir Puchkov , the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations told journalists Monday.

Linda Brown, who was at center of Brown v. Board case, dies
Thurgood Marshall , the NAACP's special counsel and lead counsel for the plaintiffs, argued the case before the Supreme Court . Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. " Linda Brown , lead plaintiff in our landmark Brown v.

'The President Doesn't Believe Any Of The Claims' Stormy Daniels Made
Mixed messages from the White House podium could be heard today. "He has consistently denied all allegations", Shah said. McDougal said she ended the relationship in 2007 out of guilt concerning Trump's wife, Melania.

Volkswagen to field pickup truck concept at New York Auto Show
The 2019 Ridgeline, which starts at $30,965 (including shipping), produced USA sales of 34,749 previous year . The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Sen. McConnell on hemp: 'Make this a legal crop'
He announced the imminent filing of the bill in Frankfort, Kentucky, alongside Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. If approved, McConnell's bill would lift the federal restrictions on hemp and allow states to set their own hemp laws.

Tiffany Haddish has moved her mother out of mental institution
Shortly after, Tiffany tapped Beyonce on the shoulder and told her she was "going to beat somebody ass at your party". Perhaps Haddish gave her interview to GQ before Khaled dropped his new single with Beyonce's supposed warning.

Gina Rodriguez's CARMEN SANDIEGO Reboot is Now a Live-Action Movie
Rodriguez now stars in the TV show Jane the Virgin and recently appeared in sci-fi thriller Annihilation . Further, a new line of books will also be released concurrently with Netflix's new projects.

Netherlands coach Koeman hails free-scoring Ronaldo ahead of Portugal encounter
And any chance of a comeback for Portugal ended when Joao Cancelo was sent off following a second booking after the hour mark.

Kylie Jenner Aspires To Be A 'Really Hot Young Mom' Post Pregnancy!
The new mother looked fresh-faced with barely-there makeup and teamed up her casual look with a black shirt. Kylie Jenner is setting a high goal for herself: get back to her killer pre-baby body before summer.

Michael Porter Jr. declares for National Basketball Association draft
Porter added 10 rebounds and 3 steals, but the extended minutes on the court highlighted just how much time he had been out. Late in the game Porter was visibly gassed and committed a bad turnover that was the sheer result of exhaustion.

UK Assessing Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search
After five days of silence, Zuckerberg released a Facebook post admitting mistakes and outlining steps to protect user data. Users get the option to allow data collection when they sign up for Messenger or Facebook Lite, the Facebook posting said.

'It is OVER!' Dotcom claims victory in U.S. extradition case
Eventually, this ruling was scrapped, and another judge said that he could be extradited back to the United States within time. In July 2015 Dotcom sent an information privacy request to all 28 Ministers of the Crown and almost every government agency.

Steven Spielberg says Netflix films shouldn't be qualified for Oscars
Spielberg said that he would still prefer to make movies like The Post for movie theaters rather than make it for Netflix . Despite its Academy Awards success, Mudbound was only released for a week in cinemas located in NY and Los Angeles.

Who Is Bailey Davis? Info On Cheerleader's Lawsuit Against Saints
But NFL players have no limit on who can follow them on social media and aren't punished for reaching out to the cheerleaders. If a cheerleader is at a venue and an National Football League player enters the same establishment, she must leave.