Karnataka Bypolls: Polls in the time of pandemic

Sunday, 18 Oct, 7.59 am

Is a simple 'namaste' as effective as a handshake in establishing a connection with a voter?

As Karnataka faces its first set of elections during the Covid-19 pandemic, candidates for the upcoming polls are facing such seemingly small, yet sensitive predicaments.

Teachers and graduates are set to elect their representatives to the Legislative Council on October 28 and on November 3, Sira and Rajarajeshwarinagar (RR Nagar) will have bypolls.

There's no getting around the fact that it's a tricky path to tread for candidates who are campaigning amidst a steady rise in Covid-19 cases.