Possible rain in the city on Tuesday has made the BJP and Congress leaders nervous. They fear that a fall in voter turn-out will mar their
electoral fortunes in the high-profile Govindarajnagar constituency.
The meteorological department has said moderate to heavy rain is likely in parts of Bangalore on Tuesday. Added to this is the growing swine flu scare, which may prevent people from stepping out.
“The mood among party workers is upbeat, but rain and swine flu may play spoilsport. We hope the weather will clear as the day progresses,” said housing and muzrai minister V Somanna, who is contesting against Congress greenhorn Priya Krishna.
“Rain or shine, true Congress supporters will come out and vote for the party candidates,” said Krishna’s father and Vijayanagar MLA M Krishnappa.
On the eve of poll-day, the candidates intensified door-to-door campaigns by taking rounds in the constituency. Many low-lying areas in Govindarajnagar were flooded after Sunday night’s downpour.