Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]May 10 (ANI): Prakash Raj on Wednesday cast his vote in the Karnataka Assembly elections at St. Joseph’s School in Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru.
“We have to vote against communal politics. We need to make Karnataka beautiful,” said Prakash Raj after casting his vote.
Many actors also cast their vote today.
Amulya and her husband cast their vote at a polling booth in RR Nagar, Bengaluru.
Ganesh, his wife and actor Ramesh Aravind arrive at a polling booth in RR Nagar, Bengaluru to cast their votes.
Voting for the Karnataka assembly elections began at 7 am amid tight security and will continue till 6 pm.
According to the Election Commission, till 9 am, 7.83 percent polling has been done.
The elections will seal the electoral fate of 2,615 candidates across parties in the state.
The highest voter turnout till 9 am today was recorded in Dakshina Kannada at 12.47 per cent.
Polling is being held for 224 assembly seats in Karnataka, in which 2,615 candidates are in the fray.
According to the Election Commission, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Central recorded 7.89 percent polling, while 7.55 percent in BBMP (North), 8.22 percent in BBMP (South), 8.52 percent in Bagalkot, Bangalore Rural till 9 am 7.72 per cent, 9.11 per cent in Bengaluru Urban, 7.47 am in Belgaum and 8.84 per cent in Bellary.
These assembly elections are a crucial test for the ruling BJP, which is hoping to beat precedent and return to power, as well as for the Congress, which is looking for an electoral resurgence.
Several prominent leaders including Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Minister of State K Sudhakar and Congress state president DK Shivakumar were among the early voters. (ANI)
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