As per report the election commission of india on sunday announced that the by-polls in 15 karnataka assembly seats will be conducted on december 5 as earlier announced. Meanwhile for the same, the Model code of conduct will come into force from monday in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification.
Furthermore the announcement by ec comes after the supreme court on friday said the fate of the 17 disqualified karnataka MLAs will be decided on november 13 and hence these MLAs of the former JD(S)-Congress coalition government had resigned from their positions to pave way for the bjp to form a government in the state. Moreover the bye-elections to 15 constituencies were initially scheduled for october 21 but it was later deferred until the three judge bench decides on the petitions by the 17 disqualified legislators.
Apparently the bye-elections were first rescheduled for december 5 but the disqualified MLAs once again moved the sc to further defer the polls until the case is resolved. Perhaps for the by-polls, the ec said an integrated Complaint Monitoring and media Monitoring centre has been established in the O/o Chief Electoral Officer, 2nd floor, east Wing, Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road, bengaluru or by calling 1950 toll free number for district Voter Helpline and 1800 4255 1950 for State Voter Helpline.