Karnataka is voting today, and will choose the fate of the two big opposition parties that have been aggressively campaigning for three months, BJP and Congress. The state has 4.98 crore voters who can vote for their favored candidates, from a selection of about 2,600 candidates. The voter turnout at the polling booths was reported to being 24 percent. Ex Cricketer, Rahul Dravid was also seen voting at the sight of the polling booths. Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge ,cast his vote in Basavanagar, from polling booth no.108. Younger population was also seen casting their votes in the early, to promote the exercise of voting, so as people get a chance to choose for their own leaders from their rights.
Dr Yatheendra, the Congress candidate from Varuna constituency & son of Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah told the media that he has been visiting the villages that are situated in the constituency, and there has been no change in the feelings and preferences of people, and he is confident that Congress party is going to prevail as the winner in the elections. Siddaramaiah also verbally attacked Yeddyruppa, saying that he is “mentally disturbed”, as he addressed the media in Mysuru’s Varna, and that he is confident that Congress is going to win the elections.
Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt also cast his vote in Tumakuru. There have been campaigning from both parties, with Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi exchanging verbal barbs with each other, and the controversial comments that have been either praised or slammed by the media, and the members of the opposition parties. This is certainly going to be test for BJP and Congress, as they have made claims for the people, and will have to stand upto them too for scrutiny.