Bengaluru (Karnataka), April 18 -- : Polling for Lok Sabha elections is underway in Bengaluru, and if the past trend is an indicator, the voting percentage is expected to remain low in Silicon Valley of South India, mainly due to a stream of holidays around the election day.

The three parliamentary constituencies of Bengaluru - BBMP South, Central and North are voting today in the second phase of the general election along with 11 other constituencies of Karnataka.

The day of polling falls between public holidays of Mahaveer Jayanti and Good Friday, followed by a weekend. Combined with the mandatory day-off on voting day, it offers a stream of continuous holidays to 72,68,788 Bengalureans.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, very poor turno...