Bharat Jodo Yatra to halt on Oct 17 for the Congress presidential polltext_fields
Karnataka: On October 17, the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which is now in its Karnataka leg, will break in anticipation of the Congress presidential election.
According to officials, voting booths will be put up at the campsite itself for the approximately 40 Pradesh Congress Committee delegates taking part in the march, who are eligible voters, including Rahul Gandhi, will cast their ballots.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has clearly stated that the voters only need an ID card for exercising their franchise.
Headed by the senior party leader Madhusudan Mistry, the Central Election Authority will oversee the poll process, notification of which was issued on September 22.
The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8 and results are scheduled to be declared on October 19.
Voting will take place only if two candidates compete. In case only one of the candidates remains after the nomination withdrawal date, he will be elected unopposed.
With PTI inputs