The byelection to Kundgol Assembly seat is necessitated following the demise of Shivalli while that of Chincholi due to the resignation of Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav who has since joined BJP.
Not even Easter or the celebratory mood it heralded could keep an upbeat Hibi Eden away from his campaign trail.
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Senior leader Kapil Sibal alleged the absence of any investigation into the videos given as "proof" indicated that "those involved in this loot are being protected".
The campaign saw heated exchange of views including personal accusations by the leaders of the contesting parties.
While CM HD Kumaraswamy was seen in Mandya with a 14-ft garland made of raisins weighing 220 kg, a political party placed an order for a 250-kg apple garland worth Rs 55,000 recently.
After reaching a crescendo, electioneering came to an end in the city on Tuesday. The campaign vehicles of political parties virtually covered the entire city on the last day.
The ' auto speaker' is the nondescript party worker going around in autos or cars fitted with speakers with an aim to canvas votes for their leaders.
Despite the scorching sun above, candidates from the region have their own mantra to maintain their energy levels throughout the day.
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There is a great demand for campaign materials like t-shirts bearing party symbols, caps, flags and water bottles with party logos and candidate photo
The AIADMK joint coordinator said that while DMK always engages in family politics while AIADMK truly works for the welfare of people.
With the heat wave in the sttate not decreasing, poll candidates find it difficult to beat the heat while campaigning.
The social media pages of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh spent over Rs 90,000 and Rs 40,000 in the last one-and-a-half-month to take forward their campaigns.
As far as the Congress candidates are concerned, the defeated candidates in the respective Assembly segments will have to work hard for their victory.
Major contenders go head-to-head in two high profile constituencies in the first round of the campaigning.