Congress delegation complains EC, says BJP trying to subvert free elections in Karnataka

Anand Sharma

New Delhi, May 9: The Congress delegation led by party leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday met the Election Commission, submitted a detailed memorandum about malpractices of the BJP and Narendra Modi government is trying to subvert free elections in Karnataka.

After the meeting with the poll panel, Sharma told media “Delegation of the Congress met EC. We submitted a detailed memorandum about malpractices of BJP & how the central govt with the help of central agencies, including IT dept, is trying to subvert free & fair elections in Karnataka”.

Speaking on 9,746 voter ID cards recovered from a flat in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area ahead of state legislative polls, the Congress leader stated “Last night raid was stage-managed by BJP which is using huge amounts of cash and resources which are at BJP’s disposal to influence voters and elections.

“It wasn’t EC or police but BJP people who raided flat which belongs to BJP leader & the tenant is also a BJP leader”, he alleged.

Just three day ahead of Karnataka elections, around 9,746 Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) were recovered from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area of the Raja Rajeshwari Nagar constituency.

Following this, the Election Commission on the wee hours of Wednesday registered a First Information Report (FIR) on finding counterfoils and 9,746 voters ID cards.


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