High voter turnout is a good sign: Congress, BJP
The Congress on Thursday claimed that the good voter turnout in Old Mysore region and other parts of the State, which crossed 75% in some constituencies, was a tide in its favour.
It claimed it had the upper hand based on the higher turnout in rural areas, where the party is considered to be on a stronger wicket, compared with constituencies in urban areas.
KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao told The Hindu that high turnout in Mysuru, Tumakuru, Mandya, Kolar, Bengaluru Rural, and Chickballapur was an indication of transfer of Congress votes to the JD(S) and vice-versa.
The BJP too interpreted the present voter turnout trend as being advantageous to it. “The voter turnout in these Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka are similar to those in 2014 when BJP had an upper hand. So this is an indication that the situation is conducive for the BJP in the present polls too,” claimed BJP State Media in-charge S. Prakash.