Karnataka elections 2023: The Election Commission of India announced the schedule of the Assembly elections in Karnataka today. The EC held a press conference at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital. The state will witness a single phase of voting on May 10, whereas, results will be declared on May 13. Notably, the term of the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will be ending on May 24.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government in the state is leaving no stone unturned to regain power and stressing on the Kannadigas issue, reservation to the Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities by scrapping a religion-based reservation for the Muslim community, a decision which the state government took recently.
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023
It should be noted here that Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in Karnataka to elect all 224 members of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The previous assembly elections were held in May 2018. According to the official data, Karnataka has 5.05 crore registered voters as of the updated final electoral rolls for 2023, which were released on January 5 this year. This number includes 2.50 crore registered women voters and 4,502 other voters.