New Delhi, April 20: In a bid to woo voters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to continue his campaign blitz in West Bengal on Saturday. He will address a public rally in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district to give a further fillip to the BJP's Lok Sabha polls prospects in the state. This would be Modi's fifth visit to the state this year, and the seventh public meeting in Bengal in around two and a half months. Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is set to address a public meeting at Gandhi Maidan in Bihar's Supaul on Saturday. Later, Gandhi is scheduled to hold meetings in Chhattisgarh. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 570 Candidates With Criminal Cases in 3rd Phase Polls.
In Karnataka, almost half of Bangalore's urban voters didn't vote during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Out of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, fourteen seats in the state's central and southern regions went to the polls on Thursday. The average voter turnout in the city was 53.87 per cent, with Bangalore North registering 54.63 per cent, Bangalore Central 53.53 per cent and Bangalore South 53.47 per cent. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase III: List of States And Constituencies Voting On April 23.
The voter turnout in the state continued to remain stagnant and the lowest. "Comparison of voting percentage in the city's three Lok Sabha constituencies and its 28 Assembly segments during the parliamentary and Assembly elections shows no change in the apathy of the urban electorate in exercising their democratic rights," a poll official told IANS on Friday.