All four constituencies of the city - Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru Central and Bengaluru Rural - go to polls today. Watch this space for the live updates on Lok Sabha election in Karnataka.
Bengaluru: The nation gears up for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls and Karnataka is all set for the first phase of the election. All four constituencies of the city - Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru Central and Bengaluru Rural. Watch this space for all the live updates with respect to this D-day.
4.55 PM: At 3 PM, Karnataka records only 39.7% voting
4.30 PM: Padma Shri awardee Salumarada Thimmakka cast her vote at poll booth number 12 along with her adopted son at Hulikal in Ramanagar district.
4,15 PM: Pandavapura taluk panchayat member Mangala Naveen Kumar cast her vote and within hours gave birth to a girl child in Mandya
4.00.PM: KRS resident Madhu Jain had lost her husband on Wednesday. Madhu attended his last rites and then cast her vote in Mandya.
3.00 PM: Karnataka voting percentage at 2 pm: 37.054%
2.15 PM: Brides from different places in Karnataka cast their votes in the traditional attire.
2.00 PM: Yash reaches polling booth, police forget the duty
1.50 PM: Sumalatha Ambreesh and Nikhil Kumaraswamy supporters fight in Mandya about permission for the procession. Meanwhile, Congress and BJP workers indulged in heated argument at Kr Puram in Bengaluru
1.45 PM: BJP leader, actress Malavika Avinash casts her vote in Bengaluru
1.30 PM: 105-year-old Chikkamma cast her vote in Siddapur
1.15 PM: Techies ride bikes to Dakshina Kannada constituency to cast their votes
1.00 PM: Actress Amulya casts vote along with husband Jagadish in Bengaluru. Darshan casts his vote at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru
12.50 PM: ‘Indelible ink’ from a finger on writer, director Baraguru Ramachandrappa's finger disappears within an hour of voting
12.48 PM: Mysuru-Kodagu BJP candidate Pratap Simha casts his vote along with wife in Mysuru
12.45 PM: Maharani Pramoda Devi poses after casting her vote in Mysuru
12.35 PM: Minister of irrigation DK Shivakumar casts his vote
Your vote is not only your right, it is your power. Use it for change & vote for saving democracy and building a progressive India for all our citizens.— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) April 18, 2019
Vote for a MP and a Government that will deliver. #VoteNyayVoteCongress pic.twitter.com/PGyRejadXw
12.30 PM: In Bengaluru South, more than 100 voters complained of names being deleted from the voters' list. Three hundred sixty-seven people don't find their names in voters list in Nagarabhavi in Bengaluru.
12.15 PM: Sumalatha in a queue to cast vote.
11.55 AM: Pregnant woman casts vote in Mangaluru ahead of baby shower. Polling staff faints at booth number 170 at Hilalige village in Anekal Taluk, taken to hospital
11.50 AM: State BJP Vice President Tejaswini Ananth Kumar casts her vote for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 at the polling station in Sri Vasavi Vidya Niketan in Bengaluru's Basavanagudi.
Karnataka: State BJP Vice President Tejaswini Ananth Kumar casts her vote for #LokSabhaElections2019 at the polling station in Sri Vasavi Vidya Niketan in Bengaluru's Basavanagudi. pic.twitter.com/27YD9coFQi— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
11.45 AM: 19-year-old first-time voter casts his vote along with his 91-year-old grandfather in Bengaluru South constituency
11.40 AM: Muthappa Rai, former don, chief of Jaya Karnataka organisation cast his vote in Bengaluru.
11.30 AM: Voters in Kolar boycott election say they don't have the drinking water supply
11.20 AM: Bengaluru Central candidate Rizwan Arshad cast his vote in Bengaluru along with his wife
11.17 AM: BJP MP and Bengaluru Central candidate PC Mohan cast his vote along with his family members at BNM School, Banashankari, 2nd stage
11.15 AM: Actor-director Kichha Sudeep cast his vote at Jayanagar in Bengaluru
11.00 AM: Lovely Star Prem cast his vote along with his wife in Bengaluru
10.49 AM: BJP worker Srinivas Iyengar's daughter came from Dubai to cast her vote
10.48 AM: Karnataka: Former Prime Minister and JDS leader HD Deve Gowda and his wife cast their votes at a polling station in Hassan's Paduvalahippe.
10.45 AM: Real Star, Uttama Prajakeeya Party chief Upendra casts his vote at Jayanagar in Bengaluru. Uttama Prajakeeya party candidates are contesting in all 28 constituencies.
10.40 AM: Here is an estimated voter turnout till 10 am.
10.35 AM: Sandalwood actor Duniya Vijay cast his vote at Jayanagar in Bengaluru
10.30 AM: Arjun Sarja along with wife and daughters cast vote in Bengaluru.
10.25 AM: Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble with his wife cast their vote.
10.20 AM: Siddaramaiah and son Yathindra cast vote in Hundi, Mysuru
10.15 AM: Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy cast their vote at BES, Jayanagar.
10.10 AM: A senior citizen couple, 91-year-old Shrinivas and 84-year-old Manjula, cast their votes at a polling booth in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency.
Karnataka: A senior citizen couple, 91-year-old Shrinivas and 84-year-old Manjula, cast their votes at a polling booth in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/9HBHxdgnQv— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
10.05: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy says, "Dynasty politics isn't an important issue now, country's problems are the main issue. Only because of dynasty politics and regional politics, this country developed in several states. We're not bothered about criticisms from the BJP."
K'taka CM HD Kumaraswamy after casting his vote in Ramanagara: Dynasty politics isn't an important issue now,country's problems are the main issue.Only because of dynasty politics®ional politics,this country developed in several states.We're not bothered abt criticism from BJP pic.twitter.com/twOgOyrHKk— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
10.00 AM: Here is an estimated voter turnout till 9 am.
9.40 AM: Bengaluru Central #PollingPercentage 5.23% at 9 am. Bengaluru North 6.39%.
9.35 AM: Bengaluru South BJP candidate Tejaswi Surya cast his vote at Vidya Bharathi School in Girinagar
9.31 AM: Polling percentage in Bengaluru South is 9.23% as of 9 am, according to EC sources.
Karnataka: CM HD Kumaraswamy, his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy and their son & JD(S) candidate from Mandya, Nikhil, cast their votes at a polling station in Ramanagara. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/QPzBzKs2pP— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
9.30 AM: HD Kumaraswamy along with wife Anitha Kumaraswamy and son, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the candidate from Mandya constituency cast their vote at Kethiganahalli in Bengaluru Rural.
9.18 AM: Karnataka: Deputy CM G Parameshwara and his wife Kannika Parameshwari cast their vote at a polling booth in Koratagere,
9.15 AM: Brides in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts cast their votes before entering into wedlock
9.05 AM: In Bengaluru Rural's Dadanapura village located in Anekal taluk, voting has not yet begun due to 'logistical issues', according to EC sources.
9.00 AM: 250 farmers boycott election at Chamarajanagar. More than 600 people in Kenjige village in Chikkamagalur district have boycotted the election.
8.50 AM: Actor, Congress spokesperson Khushboo casts her vote
8.45 AM: Bengaluru North candidate and Karnataka Minister Krishna Byre Gowda waiting to vote with his wife, Meenakshi.
8.42 AM: Independent candidate of #BengaluruCentral and noted actor #PrakashRaj casts his vote. #Karnataka #LokSabhaElection
8.40 AM: BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast his vote at Koramangala in Bengaluru
8.36 AM: A technical glitch in EVMs in Tumakuru. Poll booth 8 and 21 at Antarasanahalli not working
8.35 AM: Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar cast his vote in HSR Layout, Bengaluru South
8.31 AM: Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara with his family in Tumakuru's Siddharta Nagar polling booth.
8.30 AM: Bengaluru South BJP candidate Tejaswi Surya cast his vote at Vijaya Bharathi School at Girinagar in Bengaluru
8.25 AM: Congress leader Janardhan Poojari cast his vote at Bandaribettu School in Bantwal, along with his wife Malathi
8.20AM: Mysore-Kodagu BJP candidate Pratap Simha cast his vote at Mysuru. Congress leader Oscar Fernandes cast his vote at Vivekananda Government School in Udupi
8.17 AM: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cast her vote at polling booth 54 in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency
8.16 AM: Actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhan casts her vote at ward number 50 in Jayanagar.
8.10 AM: Udupi - Chikkamagaluru Congress leader Pramod Madhwaraj who is contesting on a JD(S) ticket cast his vote in Udupi
8.00 AM: Bengaluru North candidate D V Sadananda Gowda and his family stood in the queue and cast their vote at poll booth 56 at Bhoopasandra in Bengaluru.
7.30 AM: Of the 2.67-crore electorate in the first phase, 1.35-crore male and 1.32-crore female voters will decide the fate of 241 candidates, including 15 women and 133 Independents in fray for the 14 seats.
7.15 AM: The constituencies where polling is underway are Udupi-Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga (SC), Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajnagar (SC), Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkaballapur and Kolar (SC).
7.00 AM: Voting began today on Thursday in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka’s central and southern regions amid tight security. "Voting began at 7 a.m. simultaneously in all the 30,164 booths across 14 parliamentary seats of the state under tight security," a poll official told PTI.
Last Updated 18, Apr 2019, 9:34 PM IST