Photos: Men, Women, Trans Persons Come Out to Vote in K’taka Polls
Voters show their voting ID as they cast their vote for Karnataka Assembly elections in Hubballi on Saturday.
Voters show their voting ID as they cast their vote for Karnataka Assembly elections in Hubballi on Saturday.(Photo: PTI)

Photos: Men, Women, Trans Persons Come Out to Vote in K’taka Polls

Will incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah retain his position or will BS Yeddyurappa get back his throne? This is the question on everyone’s mind as voters line up to cast their votes for the Karnataka Assembly elections.

A woman waits in queue at polling booth number 172 in BTM constituency, with her dog in tow.
A woman waits in queue at polling booth number 172 in BTM constituency, with her dog in tow.
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Karnataka has an electorate of 4.96 crore voters, who will choose between 2,600 candidates who are contesting the Assembly elections. While men constitute over 2.52 crore voters, women number 2.44 crore. As many as 4,552 voters are trans persons.

It’s a three-cornered contest between the Congress, the BJP and the JD(S). While the ruling Congress and the BJP are the main contenders, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda’s JD(S) is expected to play kingmaker.

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BJP leader B Sriramalu, who has been fielded against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Badami, decided to perform 'gau pooja' (cow worship) before casting his vote.

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An elderly woman being carried to the polling booth to cast her vote in Bengaluru.

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An 87-year-old wheelchair-borne woman came to cast her vote at booth number 150 in Shimoga, Karnataka.

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An elderly man exits a polling booth in Bengaluru after he cast his vote for the Karnataka Assembly elections.

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Right before her wedding, a bride casts her vote at polling booth number 131 in Madikeri.

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Bride-to-be Viola Fernandes made a quick stop on the way to her wedding at Belthangady. She cast her vote at Bondel School in Karnataka.

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Transgender rights activist Akkai Padmashali took to Facebook and said that she cast her vote after 16 years.

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A group of trans woman exercised their ‘right to vote’ at CV Ramannagar constituency.

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Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble cast his vote from Banashankari in Bengaluru with his family and also urged people to exercise their voting rights.

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Sri Sri Ravishankar cast his vote at a polling booth in Kanakapura.

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Young voters present outside a polling booth in Sadashiv Nagar.

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