Shades of Karnataka Elections: From Differently-abled person to young bride casts vote

Karnataka Elections

Bengaluru, May 12: The high-stakes Karnataka Assembly election, which began on Saturday at brisk pace witnessed an eventful day as it saw voters from all walks of life.

Scores of people cast their vote to elect its 15th legislative assembly. But some of the enthusiastic voters made the crucial voting day more special with their presence.

From Grandparents, young brides, first-time voters, celebrities, differently-abled actively participated to celebrate the “festival of democracy”.

As one of the bride cast her vote at polling booth number131 in Karnataka’s Madikeri.

Similarly, Groom Mallikarjun Gamangatti, along with his bride Nikhita Jodi voted at polling booth 191-A in Dharwad.

Prior to this, an 87-year-old wheelchair-borne grandmother also cast her vote in Shimoga constituency.

A differently-abled person also voted in the Badami constituency and happily posed before media.

Around 5000 transgenders also got a chance to cast their votes in the crucial Karnataka Polls.

Lavanya, transwoman and the first-time voter cast her vote at the St Aloysius Pre-University College polling booth in CV Raman Nagar.

As per the reports, the southern state has more than 5.07-crore electorate, including 2.62-crore men and 2.5-crore women.

A total of 2,654 candidates are in the fray. More than 15 lakh people are first-time voters in the 18-19 age group.

Voting is taking place in 58,008 polling stations of 30 districts across Karnataka, out of which 600 of them are pink booths, manned by all-women personnel, and 28 ethnic booths.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded 223 candidates, while the ruling Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) have fielded 222 and 201 seats respectively.

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