BJP, Congress trade poll rigging charges over Karnataka voter ID haul

BJP tells the Election Commission that wreck the poll process in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency was crucial in restoring the conviction of people in the electoral process.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress laid charges against each other on Wednesday of trying to equip elections remaining this weekend in Karnataka after the election commission remarked that it had discovered over 10,000 voter identity cards secretly kept in flat in Bengaluru.
In a press conference held on Tuesday midnight, the chief electoral officer of Karnataka Sanjiv Kumar said that the voter cards taken in charge from a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency comprised of one lakh of counterfoils and 9,746 voter cards. Those added mimicked acknowledgment slips issued while putting on names to the electoral roll.
The Karnataka votes are to be held on May 12 and the results are more likely to be published on May 15. The incident brought a quick reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party, while on Wednesday the Congress got in touch with the toll panel in New Delhi. BJP pursued that a request from the vote commission that the voting in the constituency to be reversed. The reports are to be examined by a special observer and decisions are to be taken post examination.
The precursory verification propounds that the ID cards found in a Bengaluru flat were genuine. However, an FIR has been registered and the officials say that the counterfoils can only be verified after a close scrutiny.
“An FIR is being registered… preliminary verification suggests the ID cards are genuine but the significance of the counterfoils can only be verified after investigation” said Kumar while addressing a brief press conference on Tuesday 11.45 pm.
CEO Kumar escaped saying that the voter ID cards seized were genuine and there were no loopholes in the election commission’s system.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on May 10, 2018

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