New Delhi, May 11: The Congress on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) seeking disqualification of BJP candidate B Sriramulu from contesting the Karnataka assembly polls over a so-called sting video allegedly showing him trying to a bribe a former chief justice of India’s relative.
Speaking to media after meeting the poll panel, Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said ” We met EC and made four demands that the video in which BJP’s Sriram Malu and son in law of ex CJI, that talks about bribes that were given, basis on the video an FIR should be registered against all those who are participating in it.
Election where Sriram Malu is contesting should be countermanded, he should be disqualified from contesting elections. BJP is spreading hatred among voters in Karnataka by putting promos in Chandrashekhar's channel: Kapil Sibal, Congress after meeting EC #KarnatakaElections2018 pic.twitter.com/0lU4wVxVgh
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“Ban on showing that video in Karnataka must be lifted.”
“Election where Sriram Malu is contesting should be countermanded, he should be disqualified from contesting elections”, he added.
Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sibal said that the BJP is spreading hatred among voters in Karnataka by putting promos in Chandrashekhar’s channel.
On Thursday, the Congress released so-called two sting videos, dating back to 2010, allegedly showing BJP leaders B Sriramulu and G Janardhana Reddy negotiating a bribe to a relative of a former chief justice of India to influence a judgement in connection with a mining case.
The videos also appeared on Kannada Media. Later, state electoral authorities asked all channels not to broadcast the videos.