Door-to-door canvassing is the preferred mode to reach voters

Campaigning for the Assembly elections has entered the final phase.

Congress leader Siddaramaiah, who is contesting from Varuna, is camping in the city and is also helping garner support for other candidates in the district.

Over the last two days, the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has canvassed intensively in Mysore and Chamarajanagar.

A.H. Vishwanath, MP for Mysore, has stepped up efforts to drum up support for Congress candidates in Krishnaraja, Chamaraja, Narasimharaja and Chamundeshwari Assembly segments, among others. He campaigned in K.R. Nagar on Wednesday, while Mr. Siddaramaiah campaigned in Varuna.

Given the strict monitoring by expenditure observers appointed by the Election Commission, vehicles with loudspeakers are conspicuous by their absence, even as candidates cover more ground on foot. Door-to-door campaigning through padayatra is the norm here, especially in densely populated areas where people from economically weaker sections of society live.

The BJP is using mobile vans with giant LED screens to beam the party message out in public places. When Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering in Bangalore on Sunday, the district party unit got it relayed live on giant screens across the city and in rural areas.

The Janata Dal (Secular) too has gone high-tech with an LED screen mounted on a van taking its message to voters.

  • Yeddyurappa has campaigned intensively in Mysore and Chamarajanagar

  • BJP, JD(S) using LED screens mounted on vans to spread their message