There were long queues before polling booths in many areas in Bengaluru. Faulty EVMs added to the woes of voters.
Serpentine queues in area like Koramangala and faulty electronic voting machines upset many Bengulareans during the polling to the 222 assembly seats in Karnataka.
The waiting period for voting in Koramangala was well over two hours as large number of senior citizens were given priority.
There were reports of faulty electronic voting machines in a few areas which delayed the voting process.
The highest voting percentage of 42% was at Govindrajnagar in Bengaluru.
In parts of Bengaluru, there were skirmishes between BJP and Congress workers. In Vijayanagara, BJP corporator and his supporters clashed with Congress workers.
Unlike in previous elections, voters in Bengaluru showed enthusiasm to exercise their votes in the crucial elections. Among the early birds at the polling booths were sandalwood’s `first family’ – the sons of Rajkumar – and former cricketers Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble.
Bengaluru sends 28 MLAs to the Assembly. While voting to Jayanagar constituency was put off due to the death of BJP candidate B N Vijay Kumar on May 4, polling to the controversial Rajarajeswari Nagar constituency has been postponed to May 28.