Karnataka By-Election 2018: Congress, Kumaraswamy Eye BJP Bastions In Karnataka Bypolls: On : Saturday morning at 7am, Karnataka began the voting for three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats that is going to test the Congress-JDS alliance in the state.
An electoral official said that for the by-polls to three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka there was about 35 percent voting recorded during the first half of polling on Saturday. While the early hours of polling saw a poor gathering of voters, but with the passage of time voters gathered in good numbers and voting progressed throughout the day.
The results for the five seats is going to be announced on 6th November 2018.Congress and JDS fetched joint nominees in all the seats, the JDS will be challenging the Mandya and Shivamogga Lok Sabha seats and the Ramanagara assembly constituency. The nominees are also put up by Congress in assembly seat in Jamkhandi and also the Lok Sabha seat in Ballari.
Here are some voting poll Updates:
- Saturday 3rd Nov, 7 am: voting polls were opened for the voters and the voting started with a slow start.
- Voting turnout: 9am:
At 9 pm Parliamentary constituencies voting turnout were
- Shimoga 8.61% ,
- Bellary 4.40%, and
- Mandya 4.18%.
Legislative assembly constituencies voting turnout were-
- Jamkhandi 9% and
- Ramnagar 8%
- Voting turnout: 11am:
- At 11 am 23% voting was observed in Shimoga,
- In Mandya 13% of Voting turnout
- In Jamkhandi 22.30% Voting turnout
- Voting turnout: 1:00 pm:
In the first half of the polling only 35 per cent voting was recorded for the by-polls to three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka and in Jamakhandi assembly constituency about 43% of voting recorded.
- Voting turnout: 5:00 pm:
At 5:00 pm voting turnout in Parliamentary constituencies and Legislative assembly constituencies are:
- At Ballari parliamentary seat 56% voter turnout recorded
- At Mandya, 48.6%
- In Jamakhandi assembly constituency 74.41% voting recorded.
In the last minute heavy voting was reported in Shivamogga. It was expected at that time, that the voting might to cross 65%.
- Final voting percentage:
- In Shivamogga 61.05% voting was recorded
- 93% in Mandya.
- At Jamakhandi assembly constituency total voting percentage recorded was 77.17%.
The initial hours of polling started at poor note with less voters gathering but as the time passed people started gathering and at the end of day the total voting percentage ended on good note. In three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka by-polls, almost 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded.