The Karnataka Legislative Council biennial election was held for two graduate and two teacher constituencies on June 13th, from 8 am to 5 pm. The counting is set to take place on June 15th.
Story so far: Following the expected end of the term of BJP’s Nirani Hanamant (from North-West Graduates’), Arun Shahapur (North-West Teachers’, seeking re-election), Basavaraj Horatti (West Teachers’, seeking his 8th term) and JD(S)’s K T Srikante Gowda (South Graduates’) on July 4th, the election for the 4 seats of the Upper House of Karnataka Legislature was initiated.
- There are 49 candidates across the 4 constituencies of North-West Graduates’, South Graduates’, North-West Teachers’, and West Teachers’.
- 2.84 lakh people are eligible to vote across 607 polling stations.
Key Details: Both BJP and Congress have candidates in all 4 constituencies. JD(S) has candidates in 3 constituencies except for North-West Graduates’. All the other candidates are either from unrecognised parties or independent.
These elections are seen as a projection for the upcoming State Legislature elections of 2023 and hence the results are keenly awaited.