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Karnataka Election 2023 Highlights: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hits out at PM for 'dig my grave' comment

As the May 10 assembly election approaches fast, campaigns have intensified, with many union ministers touring the state for rallies and roadshows.
Karnataka Assembly Election 2023: Campaigns have intensified as union ministers and senior leaders set foot in the poll-bound state, mounting attacks on one another. (ANI)
Karnataka Assembly Election 2023: Campaigns have intensified as union ministers and senior leaders set foot in the poll-bound state, mounting attacks on one another. (ANI)

Karnataka Assembly Election 2023 Highlights: As the deadline for the withdrawal of candidatures for the Assembly elections in Karnataka came to an end on Monday, election officials announced that a total of 2,613 candidates are in the poll fray. Around 517 candidates withdrew their candidatures. Meanwhile, campaigns have intensified in the southern state as both Congress and the BJP have roped in many union ministers to hold roadshows and rallies. A day after union home minister Amit Shah and BJP National president JP Nadda's roadshows, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is set to visit parts of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar, called the old Mysore region, which is a Vokkaliga heartland....Read More

Karnataka is set to vote on May 10 and counting is scheduled for May 13. Follow for the latest updates.

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Apr 25, 2023 5:04 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hits out at PM for 'dig my grave' comment

While addressing a public meeting in T Narasipura, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a strong exception to PM Narendra Modi's comments that the opposition party wants to “dig his grave”.

Calling such statements "strange" and questioning as to whether it is an election issue as it is being used during the campaigning, she called on the people of the state to ensure this election is not about Modi or any other leader, irrespective of their party. (PTI)

Apr 25, 2023 3:35 PM IST

'We don't want even a single Muslim vote': BJP leader & former minister KS Eshwarappa

BJP leader and former Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa said the party doesn't want "even a single Muslim vote," while speaking on the issue of religious conversion at a Veerashaiva-Lingayat meeting in Shivamogga yesterday, news agency ANI reported.

Apr 25, 2023 2:38 PM IST

CM Bommai campaigns in Shettar's Hubli-Dharwad West Assembly constituency

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday campaigned in the Hubli-Dharwad West Assembly constituency ahead of the May 10 elections in the state. (ANI)

Apr 25, 2023 1:40 PM IST

Rajnath S to join BJP's poll campaign in Karnataka tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will join the BJP's campaign in Karnataka for the upcoming state Assembly polls from Belagavi and Bagalkote districts starting Wednesday, sources said. He had tested COVID positive last week. He has recovered from the disease.

(ANI)

Apr 25, 2023 1:03 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to campaign in Old Mysuru region today

A day after union home minister Amit Shah and BJP National president JP Nadda's roadshows, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is now set to visit parts of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar, called the old Mysore region, which is a Vokkaliga heartland.

She is set to campaign for the party's candidates, hold a roadshow at Mysuru's K R Pete and also be a part of a women’s convention in Chamarajanagar district, a report said.

Apr 25, 2023 12:31 PM IST

Leaders of oppn parties to meet after Karnataka elections: Cong sources

A meeting of top opposition leaders of around 19 parties for forging a joint front against the BJP will be held after the Karnataka assembly elections, Congress sources told news agency PTI. The leaders were to meet up by the end of April earlier. Sources said the meeting has been delayed because of the May 10 Karnataka assembly elections.

(PTI)

Apr 25, 2023 11:18 AM IST

'Cong to decide CM's face based on elected legislators, high command's opinion': Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said the party will elect it's chief ministerial face for the Karnataka assembly elections based on the opinions of elected legislators and high command. "After the election, based on the opinions of Elected legislators and high command we will elect the Chief Minister," Kharge said in Chikkamagaluru.

Apr 25, 2023 10:42 AM IST

Officials seize cash worth ₹83.4 crore, liquor & drugs worth nearly ₹74 crore

Ahead of the upcoming elections, officials in Karnataka have seized and recovered cash worth 83.4 crore, over 15 lakh litres of liquor worth 57 crore and 1,176.92 kgs of drugs/narcotics worth 16.5 crore till April 24, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said. (ANI)

Apr 25, 2023 10:07 AM IST

'Former CMs Siddaramaiah, HDK stopped central schemes': Nadda

BJP president JP Nadda accused former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy of putting a stop to central schemes in Karnataka. He made the remark during a roadshow at Sidlaghatta in Chikkaballapur district. 

"Governments of former CMs Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy created bottlenecks in a bid to stop implementation of the schemes of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. Schemes like PM Yashasvi Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi were stopped. Earlier, Siddaramaiah's government also did the same thing," said Nadda.

(ANI)

Apr 25, 2023 9:38 AM IST

Nomination withdrawal ends, 2,613 candidates in election fray

Of the total 2,613 candidates that are in the poll fray in Karnataka, 2,427 are male, 184 are females and two others.

The deadline for withdrawal of candidatures was Monday. A total of 517 candidates have withdrawn their candidature.

(PTI)