In the run up to the biggest election of 2018, TNM brings you Poll Watch every Monday and Thursday.

Karnataka Poll Watch Amit Shah postpones visit CM to stand from Chamundeshwari and more
news Karnataka 2018 Monday, April 02, 2018 - 19:00

The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state will finish its full term of five years on May 28 – a feat no party has managed since 1985. But will the Congress manage to fight anti-incumbency in the one of the few states it governs in India following the Modi wave? Or will the Yeddyurappa-led BJP pull off a win in the state under Amit Shah’s watchful eye? Or could HD Kumaraswamy’s JD(S) get to a position where they can play kingmaker in Karnataka once again?

In the run up to the biggest election of 2018, TNM brings you Poll Watch every Monday and Thursday. It will be your one stop shop for all the updates on the campaigns, manifestos, and politicking ahead of the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections.

Here are this week’s updates:

  • BJP’s national president Amit Shah has postponed his visit to the Mumbai-Karnataka region over the issue of a probable impeach motion against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
  • Shah had just finished his election tour in the Old Mysore region of the poll-bound state where it has till date drawn a blank.
  • In this tour too, Shah concentrated on corruption allegations against the ruling Congress for his poll pitch
  • Meanwhile, CM Siddaramaiah has confirmed that he will contest from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru.
  • This leaves the Varuna constituency for his son Dr Yathindra.
  • BJP’s chief ministerial face BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra is also slated to contest in Varuna
  • Both the BJP and Congress have levelled charges against each other for violating the model code of conduct.
  • Notably CM Siddaramaiah was caught on a video paying dakshina after an aarti, while the BJP’s top leadership was accused of paying money to the kin of a slain RSS worker.
  • Minister A Manju’s office was locked down by Hassan DC for using a public office
  • BJP MP Prahalad Joshi from Dharwad was booked for making an alleged communal remark
  • The CPI (M) which failed to get any seats in the last Assembly Elections has announced that it would contest 19 seats in total.
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