The elections to elect members to Seven Agricultural Produces Marketing Committees (APMCs) in Mysuru district were held on a peaceful note on Monday.
The polls which began at 8 am in 855 booths across Mysuru district was conducted peacefully without any untoward incidents. The elections were held to elect 92 candidates in the seven APMCs in Mysuru, Nanjangud, T Narasipur, K R Nagar, Periyapatna, Hunsur and Sargur in H D Kote.
There are a total of 7, 01,353 voters in the Mysuru district who decide the faith of candidates supported by few political parties in the state. A total of 126 booths in Mysuru taluk, 152 in Nanjangud, 127 in K R Nagar, 119 in Sargur, 117 in T Narasipur, 111 in Periyapatna, 103 booths in Hunsur were allotted by the authorities for the smooth conduct of elections.
In Mysuru taluk, a total of 41 candidates are in the fray for election to the 13-member APMC whereas 42 candidates are in fray for the 12-member APMC in T Narasipur.
The election to the APMCs is said to be an acid test to the ruling Congress Government in the state and especially for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah it’s a huge task for him to make the party candidates win at high majority.
In the Chamundeshwari and Varuna Constituencies of Mysuru, office-bearers and members of various parties stood outside the poll booths seeking votes at the last moment.