Voting for Presidential election today at Vidhana Soudha
By Express News Service | Published: 17th July 2017 03:38 AM |
BENGALURU: Legislators and Parliament members from the state are set to cast their votes in the presidential election at Vidhana Soudha on Monday.Secretariat officials have made necessary arrangements to ensure smooth polling. Instructions for members of the electoral college, comprising members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and MLAs, have been displayed outside the polling centre, set up in room number 106 in Vidhana Soudha.
The presidential election is witnessing a fight between NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar. In Karnataka, the electoral college comprises 28 Lok Sabha members, 12 Rajya Sabha members and 224 MLAs. The value of each vote of an MP is 708 while that of an MLA in Karnataka is 131.
All the three major political parties have issued written instructions to their MPs and legislators to exercise their franchise on Monday. JD(S), which has been vocal against the two national parties, has announced its decision to support Meira Kumar in the poll.