Lok Sabha Election

Campaign dirt settles; it’s voting day 14 constituencies of southern Karnataka

Finally, a feverishness and dirt of a tiresome choosing debate have staid in a 14 constituencies of southern Karnataka — utterly literally with sleet nearing on a eve of polling day. The electorate will confirm a domestic predestine of their leaders on Thursday.

Despite a necessity of time and daunting heat, there was heated campaign, generally in a final fortnight. Raids by Income Tax officials on tighten associates of possibilities of a Congress and a Janata Dal (Secular) stepped adult check feverishness and this was demonstrated by protests, including one led by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy outward a I-T bureau here.

Personal attacks during rallies and roadshows, recover of feign videos, and audio tapes leaked by amicable media noted a campaign, that has been graphic from that during a past elections.

This time around, normal rivals, a Congress and a JD(S), are fighting together in a ubiquitous choosing for a initial time, creation it a true quarrel between a bloc partners and a BJP in infancy of a constituencies. Interestingly, Congress personality Siddaramaiah and JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, who have not seen eye to eye for over 15 years, campaigned together this time in their try to emanate a joined front opposite a BJP.

The concentration has been on Tumakuru, Mandya, and Hassan from where JD(S) ‘family’ — Mr. Gowda and his grandsons K. Nikhil and Prajwal Revanna — are contesting.

BJP-backed Independent and actor Sumalatha has acted a critical plea to Mr. Nikhil, also an actor and son of a Chief Minister, in a Vokkaliga heartland of Mandya, that has hogged all a limelight.

To supplement to a drama, actors Darshan, Yash, Doddanna, and Rockline Venkatesh have reached out to roughly each encampment in a constituency. Unlike a Mandya stars, actor Prakash Raj, Independent contesting in Bengaluru Central, led a wordless campaign.

The check outcome is approaching to have an impact on a fortitude of a bloc supervision as good as a destiny of a JD(S).

Clash of narratives

While Prime Miniser Narendra Modi has so distant visited a State 5 times, Congress boss Rahul Gandhi toured thrice. The campaigns have seen dual strands of narratives.

Attack on a Union supervision for demonetisation, GST, Rafale deal, anti-farmer policies, and stagnation shaped a widespread themes of a alliance’s electioneering.

The BJP’s debate focused on purported crime in a bloc arrangement — by terming it a “20% elect government” — and some-more dominantly on a inhabitant confidence issues in a issue of a Pulwama attack. Mr. Modi, during some rallies, even indicted a Chief Minister and leaders of a bloc parties in Karnataka of harbouring “anti-national” sentiments. This account led to a bombardment of difference between a dual camps.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/campaign-dust-settles-its-voting-day-14-constituencies-of-southern-karnataka/article26869819.ece


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