Congress set to retain Karnataka, says pre-poll survey

More farmers commit suicide when Congress is in power Amit Shah

The state of Karnataka is set to go to polls on May 12, and the counting of votes will take place on May 15.

The term of the current 224-member assembly ends on May 28.

Winning Karnataka is crucial for the Congress because it has lost several states across the India in the recent past and is left with just four states - Punjab, Karnataka, Meghalaya and Mizoram - where it is in power.

The BJP has already put its weight behind Lingayat leader Yeddyurappa by projecting him as its chief ministerial candidate.

The previous assembly polls were held on May 5 in 2013 in a single phase, with 2,948 candidates in the fray. Overall, this elections is going to be the next big thing and we are sure that everyone is looking for the cool winning. How far this will dent the Congress will essentially depend on whether the BJP is able to get urban Karnataka, traditionally the party's stronghold, to rally behind it.

He also said that there will be a total of 4.96 crore voters in Karnataka and efforts are taken that all of them participate in the election without any fear.

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In addition, the district only had four schools designated for black students while there was a whopping 18 for white students. The NAACP, as well as the Governer of Kansas, tweeted in memory of Brown and her contributions to Black rights.

Rawat's statement came in reply to a question by a reporter who asked how some people associated with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) are circualting the Karnataka election dates before the Election Commission.

The reports had also surfaced about the Karnataka Congress party's social media in-charge Srivatsa also tweeting the same information at the same time as Malviya's controversial tweet. This imperils democracy not just the credibility of the Election Commission.

Voting will happen on May 12 while the counting and results will be declared on May 15, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat announced.

With assembly elections due in less than two months, the BJP has been reaching out to all communities within the state to muster support.

The cases of farmers suicide reported in the states ruled by BJP were the results of "depression and personal issues", Shah said. Both Malviya and Srivasta tweeted at 11.08 am, while the EC only made the announced at 11.23 am, as pointed out by AltNews.

The BJP is making a concerted bid to unseat the Congress.

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