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🗳️ Vote from home

The elderly and people with disabilities (PwD) can vote from home in the upcoming assembly elections.

⌛ Delayed BBMP polls

Elections for the 243-seat Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have been due since September 2020. However, the state government seems preoccupied with the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls.

🗳️ Bill to restrict quota to 50% in BBMP polls

Karnataka Assembly passed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (Amendment) Bill 2022 which facilitates the reservation of 33% of seats in the BBMP for OBCs.

🗳️ ‘Political startups’ to contest in civic body polls

Two small parties, the Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) and the Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party (BNP) will be contesting elections to the BBMP council this year.

🤘 Congress locks horns with BJP

Congress party throws itself into one of its biggest election preparation drives, giving the BJP tough competition in the state.