Bengaluru: BSP chief Mayawati’s chopper and vehicle were checked on Saturday in Gulbarga of Karnataka during her visit to the state for election campaign. The searches were carried out at the directives of the Election Commission.

Livid at this, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said that the poll body was biased to her. As per reports, search operations were carried out in her chopper and car in Gulbarga of the poll-bound state. Karnataka is going to polls on May 5.

Taking exception to this, the BSP sources questioned, “Why the Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, who visited here for the poll campaign, were not subjected to the similar treatment?”
Campaign in full-swing

Poll campaigns in various parts of the state are in full swing and main stake holders are making all out efforts to woo voters. The state is witnessing multi-corner fight for May 5 elections. The main contending parties are ruling BJP, main opposition Congress, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s JD-S and former BJP heavyweight BS Yeddyurappa’s KJP. All the 224 seats are going to polls in one phase.

Meanwhile, the poll surveys are predicting that Congress is most likely to emerge as either the single largest party or may get comfortable majority.

Some of the surveys have predicted that the Congress is set to win around 117-129 seats this time. The party's strength at present is 71. Ruling BJP has been predicted to be confined below 40 seats in the state assembly.


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