Campaigning in full swing for first phase of K'taka polls

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{image-karnataka boopadam_06052008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Bangalore, May 6 : Campaigning for the first phase of Karnataka Assembly polls is in full swing as ten Districts go for polls this Saturday. Several Union Ministers are arriving here today to campaign.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani will be addressing a public rally this evening. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo and UP Chief Minster Mayawati recently gave momentum to her party's campaign by addressing two election rallies in Chamrajnagar and Devanahalli. Janata Dal (Secular) and Janata Dal (United) will also continue their electioneering. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a public gathering here on Thursday. The second phase of polling will take place on May 16, when a total of 66 Assembly constituencies in 10 districts of Raichur, Koppal, Uttara Kannada, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Shimoga, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Dakshina Kannada will face the ballot. total of 69 Assembly constituencies in eight districts of North Karnataka, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Bidar, Gulbaga, Bijapur, Bagalakot and Belgaum will face the ballot in the third phase.

The counting of votes in all the 224 constituencies will take place on May 25.

ANI

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