Bengaluru: Election Commission Brand Ambassador Rahul Dravid, ace leggie Anil Kumble, former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Ministers Ramalinga Reddy, H K Patil were among the early voters on Saturday when election was held for 222 seats of Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur, who is aged 111 years voted along with his disciples at the booth in the mutt premises.Scion of Mysore Royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, cinema actors B Sarojadevi, Leelavathi, Jaggesh, were also the early birds who came to their respective booths and voted.
In Kodagu district a bride cast her vote immediately after her marriage at Kavalanakoli village in Madikeri, district.Lingayat seer Mate Mahadevi who is heading a movement for separate status to Lingayat sect came in a wheelchair and cast her vote in Rajajinagar in the city.
In a tragic incident a 70 year-old Anne Acharya died of heart attack while going to polling booth at Andige village in Belthangadi.The all-women 'pink booths' attracted the voters across the State. Given a fresh coat of pink paint and was draped with pink balloons and festoons they looked attractive. In these booths all personnel including the polling officials and police personnel are women.(UNI)