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Early voters Joshi, Priyank, Yatnal set tone for Karnataka’s LS polls


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Bengaluru: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, Karnataka Minister Priyank Kharge, and Senior BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal emerged as early birds in Karnataka’s Lok Sabha elections, casting their votes on Tuesday in the state’s second phase polling.

In Dharwad and Bidar, Joshi and Bhagwanth Khuba, BJP’s nominees for the respective constituencies, led by example, queuing up alongside constituents to exercise their democratic rights. Their actions underscored the essence of democracy, emphasizing the equal role of leaders and citizens in shaping the nation’s trajectory.

Accompanying this display of civic duty was BJP’s Davangere candidate, Gayathri Siddeshwara, along with her husband, incumbent MP G M Siddeshwara, reinforcing not just the electoral significance but also the familial bonds intertwined with Indian democracy.

However, it was the ordinary citizens who formed the backbone of the electoral process, as queues swelled outside polling booths across the northern districts. Representing a diverse cross-section of society, they exhibited a collective commitment to upholding constitutional values.

In Vijayapura, Senior BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal’s early vote epitomized the spirit of civic responsibility, echoing sentiments shared across the state – that democracy thrives not in the corridors of power but in the act of casting a ballot.

With 14 Lok Sabha segments, including Chikkodi, Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura, undergoing polling on Tuesday, Karnataka presents a canvas for voters to paint their vision for the nation’s future.

As the voting process unfolds, citizens reaffirm their role as architects of democracy, contributing to the collective governance of the nation. In this symphony of voices, Karnataka’s electorate resonates, harmonizing with millions across the country in a chorus of empowerment and progress.

The electoral journey in Karnataka mirrors the democratic ethos of the nation, where every vote bears the weight of collective aspirations and shapes the course of governance.

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