The Karnataka Assembly election is scheduled to be held on May 10 and the results will be announced on May 13, said the Election Commission of India on Wednesday.
The election will be held for all 224 assembly constituencies. The election Model Code of conduct will be implemented from today (March 29).
On March 25, the Congress party unveiled its initial list of 124 candidates. Siddaramaiah, the former chief minister of Karnataka, will run from the Varuna district, and DK Shivakumar, the president of the Karnataka Congress, will run from the Kanakapura district.
Siddaramaiah said this would be his last election and after this, he will stay away from electoral politics. He said he is the son of the Varuna constituency and that is why he will contest from there. However, he added, "But the people of Kolar have shown me love and asked me to enter the contest from there as well. So I have asked the party high command to get a ticket from Kolar also."
Earlier on March 20, the Aam Aadmi Party on March 20 also released its first list comprising 80 candidates. The party has said it will field candidates in all the 224 Assembly constituencies in the state.