The Election Commission will announce the dates for the highly-anticipated Karnataka Assembly Elections at 11 am on Tuesday. The tenure of the present 224-member Assembly will finish on May 28, before which the new Assembly needs to be put in place. The model Code of Conduct will kick in after the EC announces the dates.
The Assembly Elections will see a three-cornered contest between the Congress, the BJP and the JD(S). Other parties in the fray include the AAP, Mahila Empowerment Party, Prajakiya etc.
The last Assembly elections were held in May 2013 with Congress sweeping the polls by winning 124 seats.
According to reports, 60 lakh new voters have enrolled for the elections, taking the total number of voters to 4.96 crore.