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Karnataka local bodies elections: 8,340 candidates are in fray, NOTA introduced for 1st time

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Bengaluru, Aug 31: The first phase of elections to Karnataka Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) has begun. Polling is underway for 105 urban local bodies in 22 districts of the state.

    Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda stands in queue to cast his vote in local body elections in Puttur. Courtesy: ANI news

    Polling underway for three city corporations, 29 city councils, 53 municipalities and 20 town panchayats. Elections will also be held to three major city corporations, in Mysuru, Tumakuru and Shivamogga as the Karnataka High Court cleared a case regarding reservation of wards in these constituencies.

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    the Congress, the JD(S) and the BJP have fielded candidates in the 2,574 wards in 105 local bodies going to the polls. The counting of votes for these elections will be done on September 3.

    The wards, which are spread over eight districts of south Karnataka, three districts in the coastal region and 11 districts of north Karnataka, have a registered voter base of more than 3.6 million.

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    In the 2013 ULB elections held in 4,976 seats, the Congress had won 1,960 seats, while BJP and JD(S) had won 905 each, while independents bagged the remaining 1,206 seats.

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