The Election Commission will announce the date for the Karnataka assembly elections today. Of the 224 seats in Karnataka, the ruling BJP has set a target of winning at least 150.
New Delhi: The countdown for the Karnataka assembly elections 2023 is about to begin. The Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections today. The Election Commission is going to announce the date at 11:30 am. The term of the 224-member Karnataka Assembly ends on May 24. The BJP has set a target of winning at least 150 of the total 224 seats in the assembly, where elections are to be held by May. Meanwhile, Congress and JD(S) have announced their first lists of 124 and 93 candidates respectively.
The dates for the Karnataka assembly elections have not even been announced yet and political parties are already in election mode. A political tussle broke out between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Tuesday over violent protests by Banjaras at Shikaripura in Shivamogga district. Both the parties blamed each other for the violent protests.
Four police personnel were injured in Shikaripura on Monday when thousands of people from the Banjara community were protesting against the state government’s decision on internal reservation for Scheduled Castes (SCs). Later this demonstration turned violent.
In fact, the cabinet on Friday recommended 6 per cent internal quota for SC (Left), 5.5 per cent for SC (Right), 4.5 per cent for untouchables (Banjara, Bhovi, Korcha, Kuruma etc.) and one per cent for others. Was. The recommendation will be sent to the Central Government. A section of Scheduled Castes is demanding internal reservation. They allege that only a few dominant sub-castes are reaping most of the benefits, while many communities are still marginalised.
Of the 224 seats in Karnataka, the ruling BJP has set a target of winning at least 150.