New Delhi: The Karnataka government has declared a holiday on Monday, June 13 in several districts that are set to conduct elections to the Legislative Council from Graduates and Teachers constituencies. The holiday has been declared in the districts of Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Belagavi, Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Mandya, Hassan, Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag and Uttara Kannada.
Additionally, one day’s leave has also been granted for graduates and teachers belonging to government-aided, unaided and private schools and colleges, state and central government offices, factories, nationalised and private banks, cooperative societies and all other establishments.
Elections to three of the four legislative council seats from teachers’ and graduates’ constituencies will see a direct contest between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress, while the fourth seat will also have Janata Dal (S) in the fray. The four seats are for North-West Graduates, South Graduates, North-West Teachers and West Teachers.