The elections in the southern state will be held in a single phase on May 10.
The counting of votes will be done on May 13.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar said the notification for the elections will be issued on April 13 and the last date for filing nomination papers will be April 20.
The term of the 224-member Karnataka assembly ends on May 24.
Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for the return of the ruling BJP, lashed out at politics of manipulation and addressed a public rally at Davanagere after getting yet another rousing reception in his seventh visit to the southern state. It was his seventh visit to the poll-bound state.
Asking people if they want him to serve them and Karnataka, PM Modi said. “If I have to serve you and do something for you, I will need BJP’s strong government in Karnataka, and you will have to make BJP win and bring in its strong government.”
Karnataka election schedule
|Date of notification||April 13, 2023|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 20, 2023|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 21, 2023|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||April 24, 2023|
|Date of polling||May 10, 2023|
|Date of Counting (Result)||May 13, 2023|
The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 124 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections with former chief minister Siddaramaiah being fielded from his Varuna seat. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief DK Shivakumar will contest the elections from his Kanakapura assembly constituency.
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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that BJP will announce the list of candidates in the first week of April.