While the pink party is making efforts to retain the segment, BJP is going all out to make the ‘Eatala card’ work
The BJP had won the previous election by a margin of about 3.9 lakh votes.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's frenetic campaigning for the Belagavi Lok Sabha seat did not amount to too much, giving the BJP just a slender victory.
For a party that won 25 MP seats, this is the 2nd time that anti-incumbency vote is on display so widely
With a neck-and-neck clash predicted between the BJP and Congress in all three constituencies, the results are expected to give a massive boost to the winning side, whether it is BJP or Congress.
Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta said all preparations for the counting of votes have been completed.
A delegation of Congress leaders led by Majhi and comprising former minister Bijaylaxmi Sahu submitted a memorandum to CEO SK Lohani later.
As the country was in the midst of a vaccine shortage crisis, Naveen was also among the first to call for a liberalised vaccination policy.
BJP state president Satish Poonia alleged that Congress misused government machinery to influence voters.
Belagavi Lok Sabha, Basavakalyan Assembly constituencies record low voter turnout, Maski notches 77.5%
The Rajsamand assembly constituency was the centre of much controversy as some BJP-Congress workers had clashed on the eve of elections.
Of the 2.19 lakh registered voters, 19.40 per cent voters exercised their franchise between 7 am and 12 pm.
Sahara (Bhilwara) registered 23.94 percent, Rajsamand recorded 23.92 per cent and Sujangarh (Churu) recorded 21.9 per cent turnout, according to a spokesperson.
Around 7.80 percent of polling was registered on an average in the seven Assembly segments in the Lok Sabha constituency till 9 am.
The district administrations of Chittoor and Nellore have made arrangements for the by-election to the Tirupati Lok Sabha seat on Saturday.