Voting under way in Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha Constituency

Mysuru/Madikeri, April 18:- Voting in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections is under-way in Mysuru-Kodagu Constituency from 7 am today. The voters are also exercising their franchise at 269 polling booths in Kodagu district. The voting will conclude at 6 pm today.

2187 booths have been set up by the Election Commission in the Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha Constituency. Elaborate police security arrangements have been made to thwart any untoward incidents in the vicinity of the polling booths in Mysuru and Kodagu districts.

Mysuru district, with 11 Assembly constituencies, has 18,932 physically challenged voters, of which 11631 men, 7274 women and others. The district has 36,163 young voters who are going to vote for the first time in this election.

A total of 18,95,056 eligible voters are there in Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha Constituency, of which 9,50,087 are women, 9,44,819 men and 150 others.

There are 22 candidates contesting in Mysuru-Kodagu LS Constituency but it is a direct contest between the coalition candidate CH Vijayshankar who has been elected twice earlier from the constituency before he lost in 2009 elections and sitting BJP MP Pratap Simha who is seeking a second term from the constituency.

The voting is being held in 14 Parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka. There are 241 candidates in the  fray in this phase.

Meanwhile, the polling is being held for 95 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday (April 18) spread across 11 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies.

Voting was also underway in 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha and in 18 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. (NGB)

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