Polling is underway in all 224 assembly seats of Karnataka assembly. The Election Commission has made arrangements to conduct polling under high security conditions. There are many veteran leaders among the candidates. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai himself is contesting the elections. Besides, many veteran leaders like former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president DK Shivakumar, JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy are in the fray..
Former Karnataka CM and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy cast his vote at a polling station in Ramanagar. He raised a question saying how much money has they (BJP) invested in each constituency? Everyone knows all these things. I will blame not only BJP, but all parties. Every time we discuss about fair elections, but it is announced only on papers, ground reality is different.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai voted at Shigaon polling station. Bommai said that by casting vote he has fulfilled his duty towards democracy. Bommai said he will win this election by a record margin and BJP will form the government with full majority. Bommai added, ” It is a battle between development and negative campaign. I would like to appeal to the people of Karnataka to exercise their right to vote and vote for the next 5 years for future of Karnataka.”
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah voted in Mysore. While talking to the media, he said that looking at the trend of the people in Karnataka, it seems that the Congress will win nearly 130-150 seats. Siddaramaiah added, ” There is anger among the people against the BJP government.”
Karnataka Former CM and BJP leader B.S. Yeddiurappa cast his vote in Shivamogga. He said,” I request all the people of Karnataka to vote as soon as possible. I am sure they are going to vote for BJP. Vijayendra is going to get more than 40 thousand votes and BJP will win with absolute majority.”
Former Karnataka CM and Congress leader Jagdish Shettar after voting said,” There is anger among people against the BJP. I have always worked for the people of this constituency. I have often said that if any organization is against the constitution then the Central Government can ban it, this power is not with the state government.”