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Karnataka election schedule 2023 LIVE: EC to announce dates in next few hours

The election commission of India will be announcing the dates of the Karnataka Assembly election on Wednesday (29 March) in just a few hours. The dates of the Karnataka assembly polls will be announced at 11:30 am (IST). The Election Commission officials will hold a press conference at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bjawan in Delhi.

Check all the latest updates on the Karnataka election schedule on Livemint:

29 Mar 2023, 09:45:19 AM IST

Karnataka Assembly polls 2023: What former CM promised?

Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced that if the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) government is voted to power in the state, it would provide a 50% subsidy on cooking gas cylinders.

HD Kumaraswamy, former CM of Karnataka

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HD Kumaraswamy, former CM of Karnataka (HT_PRINT)
29 Mar 2023, 09:40:49 AM IST

Karnataka polls 2018 recap

In the 2018 Assembly polls, Congress won 78 seats while JDS managed to get 37 seats. JDS in alliance with Congress formed a government and HD Kumaraswamy was appointed as the chief minister. However, the JDS-Congress government fell a year later and BJP formed the government.

29 Mar 2023, 09:39:26 AM IST

Karnataka assembly election: A recap

In the previous election in 2018, the BJP narrowly lost, securing 105 seats in the 224-member legislative assembly but finished a close runner-up in 65 seats. Later, its tally swelled to 123 seats as rebel MLAs from JD (S) and Congress coalition joined the BJP in 2019.

29 Mar 2023, 09:30:51 AM IST

Karnataka election 2023: BJP vs Congress and JD (S)

The ruling BJP, Congress, and ally JD(S) began the spate of allegations and counter-allegations on several issues including the Kannadigas issue, reservation to the Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities in the recently held rallies in the state.

29 Mar 2023, 09:19:40 AM IST

Karnataka polls 2023 updates:  Who is in power at present?

At present, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power in the southern state. The BJP has 119 MLAs in Karnataka while Congress has 75 and its ally JD(S) has 28 seats.

29 Mar 2023, 09:17:43 AM IST

Karnataka Assembly seats facts

Karnataka has a total of 224 Assembly seats.  The state has sixth-highest assembly seats in the country. Uttar Pradesh has the highest assembly seats at 403.

  • Uttar Pradesh: 403
  • West Bengal: 294
  • Maharashtra: 288
  • Bihar: 243
  • Tamil Nadu: 234
  • Karnataka: 224
  • Madhya pradesh: 230
  • Rajasthan: 200
29 Mar 2023, 09:08:26 AM IST

Karnataka poll dates: EC to announce election dates today

The  Election Commission of India will announce the schedule of Karnataka Assembly Election at 11:30 am on 29 March.


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