Lok Sabha Polls In Karnataka- 2nd Phase

April 30, 2009

HASSAN

Gowda vs the rest

Billed a prestigious constituency, this segment is keenly fought between Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda and the BJP.

Seat held by JD(S)

SHIMOGA

Epic battle

The most-watched constituency in Karnataka. It has acquired importance as CM B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra is in the fray against warhorse and former CM S Bangarappa from the Congress. Here, women voters outnumber men. Caste and cash are playing a vital role.

Seat vacant after S Bangarappa, resigned to join the Congress

DAVANAGERE

Business rivalry

It is a straight contest between two business families, which also run education institutions. BJP’s current MP G M Siddeshwar is seeking to retain his seat for a second term, while Congress S S Mallikarjun, son of KPCC treasurer and Davanagere South MLA Shamnur Shivashankarappa, is locked in a tough contest with him.

Seat held by BJP

DHARWAD

Tough fight for BJP

It’s a straight fight between sitting MP Prahlad Joshi of the BJP and Manjunath Kunnur of the Congress, termed a habitual turncoat

New constituency carved out of Dharwad North and South

HAVERI

Keen contest

A keen contest is on the cards between the BJP and the Congress here. JD(S) is also in the race, but its candidate, at best, may play a spoilsport.

New constituency

CHAMARAJANAGAR

Proxy battle

A three-cornered contest is on here and has become a proxy battle between followers of former deputy CM Siddaramaiah and party senior Mallikarjun M Kharge, who has stepped down from the CLP leader’s post.

Seat held by JD(S)

MYSORE

Stiff competition

The contest here is between H Vishwanath of Congress and BJP’s C H Vijayashankar. Twotime MP, Vijayashankar is facing a stiff competition from his Congress opponent, who is seeking to make it to Parliament after defeat in the assembly polls in May 2008

Seat held by BJP

BAGALKOT

Cong-BJP clash

The fight is between J T Patil of Congress (belonging to Reddy community) and Gaddigoudar of BJP (Ganiga community).

Seat held by BJP

MANDYA

JD(S)’s clear edge

Battle for power at the Vokkaliga heartland is between sitting MP MH Ambareesh (Congress) and former minister N Chaluvarayaswamy of JD(S).

Seat held by Congress

MANGALORE

The heat is on

The contest is between poll veteran, former KPCC president B Janardhana Poojary, and greenhorn Nalin Kumar Kateel (BJP).

Seat held by BJP

UDUPI-CHIKMAGALUR

War on new turf

A new constituency carved out of Udupi and Chikmagalur. State BJP president D V Sadananda Gowda shifted here from Mangalore and takes on K Jayaprakash Hegde (Congress). JD(S) has made way for the CPI.

Source: Times of India


Lok Sabha Election 2009 – Karnataka Parliamentary Constituencies

April 23, 2009

karnataka

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Voting infrastructure:Lok Sabha Election 2009

April 23, 2009

Electronic voting machines

The election will be conducted using the Electronic voting machine (EVM), as was done with the 2004 election. There are 1,368,430 voting machines available across the country.

The complete EVM consists mainly of two units –

(a) Control Unit and

(b) Balloting Unit with cable for connecting it with Control unit.

A Balloting Unit caters up to 16 candidates. Four Balloting Units linked together catering in all to 64 candidates can be used with one control unit. The control unit is kept with the Presiding Officer and the Balloting Unit is used by the voter for polling.

The Balloting Unit of EVM is a small box-like device, on top of which each candidate and his/her election symbol is listed like a big ballot paper. Against each candidate’s name, a red LED and a blue button is provided. The voter polls his vote by pressing the blue button against the name of his desired candidate.

Polling stations

There are 828,804 polling stations in the country, a 20% increase over the 2004 election.

Electoral rolls

The electoral rolls had to be completely updated because of the delimitation that took effect from 2008. The process of updating the electoral rolls is expected to continue until the last date of filing nominations. 714 million people are eligible to vote in 2009, up 6.4% (43 million) from 2004.


Holiday on polls day is must: Software & Private Employees

April 22, 2009

It seems that most of the Software firms and private firms did not declared a holiday thereby not allowing their employees to use their franchise.

This is illegal as per the “Representation of People act 1951” and the companies can be fined.