The constituency-wise dates of upcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019 was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday. As per the schedule, voting for the general elections in Karnataka will be held in two phases. The elections in the first phase will be conducted on April 18 on 14 seats, while, the second phase will take place on remaining seats on April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.
A total of 28 Members of Parliament are elected from the southern state. There will be tough completion between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
In 2014, the Lok Sabha elections were held in a single phase in Karnataka. The Narendra Modi wave could be seen in this state also. The BJP had an upper hand in the 2014 parliamentary elections by winning 17 seats, while, the Congress managed to bag only nine seats. The Janata Dal (Secular) remained victorious on two seats.
According to Times Now-VMR Opinion Poll, the BJP is likely to win 14 seats. Although, this time the Congress will be eyeing to take a lead in these elections. Last year, in Karnataka Assembly election, though BJP emerged as a single largest party, the Congress along with JDS formed the government. In the recently concluded assembly elections in five states. The grand old party managed to topple the BJP government in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.