|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Karnataka polls to be held in April
Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | December 10, 2007 21:23 IST
It is almost official. Karnataka will go to poll in April and not in February as was being sought by several political parties. The Election Commission has ruled out the possibility of holding elections in February in which 4.4 crore people from the state are expected to caste their vote.
The decision was taken by the Commission after holding discussions with the central observers who are working on the revised electoral list across the country.
Another aspect that came in for consideration is that none of the government schools will be available at that time of the month thanks to the ongoing classes and also the examinations. Moreover, the election commission also utilizes the service of the teachers for election duty. The schools and the teachers will be available during the end of April and hence this would be the ideal period to hold the elections.