Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold

Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold
Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold
Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold
Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold

Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold

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Tense Voting Day in Karnataka as Rajya Sabha Elections Unfold

Amid suspense and potential cross-voting, the Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka for four seats have kept political circles on edge.

Tense Voting Day in Karnataka:Congress’ Strategy and Challenges

The Congress, holding 134 MLAs, strategically moved its members to a private resort to prevent potential cross-voting, facing a tough challenge from the BJP, JD(S), and other independent MLAs. The party is confident about securing three seats, with the support of independents and others.

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Tense Voting Day in Karnataka:BJP-JD(S) Alliance Dynamics

The contest intensified as the BJP-JD(S) alliance unexpectedly fielded a second candidate, Kupendra Reddy, despite having the strength to secure only one out of the four available seats. Reddy acknowledged the possibility of cross-voting but clarified that his party did not seek favors or threaten anyone for votes.

Tense Voting Day in Karnataka :JD(S) Chief’s Response

JD(S) Chief HD Kumaraswamy accused the Congress of attempting to destabilize his party and clarified that they nominated a candidate to demonstrate strength. He assured that there would be no cross-voting from the JD(S).

Tense Voting Day in Karnataka:Electoral Dynamics and Counting

In this Rajya Sabha election, each candidate needs 45 votes to secure victory when four candidates are in the fray. However, the presence of more candidates introduces preference votes, complicating the electoral dynamics. The election, triggered by the retirement of Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekar and Congress members GC Chandrashekhar, Syed Naseer Hussain, and L Hanumanthaiah, utilizes an open ballot system for MLAs to cast their votes. The voting, which began at 9 am, will continue until 4 pm, with counting scheduled at 5 pm. The outcome remains uncertain, with political maneuvering adding an extra layer of complexity to the electoral process.

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