Cong petitions EC over recovery of voter ID cards in Karnataka

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the Karnataka Assembly elections. "They are misusing government machinery", Siddaramaiah said. I am the only son of Manjula Nanjamari.

However, Manjula's son, Sridhar Nanjamari, on Wednesday rebuffed such allegations and told reporters he was the only son of Manjula Nanjamuri.

Javedakar, accusing the Congress of "telling lies loudly", said Manjula and Rakesh were "at loggerheads" and that he did not stay in her flat.

Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar informed that two persons were arrested in the ongoing case of fake Voter Identity cards that were found, in bundles, lying in a flat in Rajarajeshwari (RR) Nagar constituency in Bengaluru North. Sanjiv Kumar said, "This is a very serious matter".

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Charging the BJP with trying to weaken institutions, including the judiciary, Kharge said people would be happy if such a party is defeated at the hustings. "Rakesh is my mother's nephew's son and he is not connected to the Park View apartment in anyway as it is being portrayed in the media", Sridhar said.

Sharing the photograph of the flat owner with a BJP candidate, the Congress tweeted: "This is the BJP MLA candidate Muniraj Gowda with BJP leader Rakesh, in whose flat the voter IDs were recovered".

Earlier in the day, the Election Commission officials seized printers from the flat. The flat, he said, belonged to a BJP worker. He said that the colour in the counterfoil appeared unusual and that an inquiry was on.

"Manjula Nanjamuri has nothing to do with BJP".

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"We have proof of various things, which we will present before the EC", Prakash Javadekar said.

A BJP delegation, which included union ministers J P Nadda, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Smriti Irani, S S Ahluwalia, Dharmendra Pradhan and the party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, told the Commission that scrapping the poll in the constituency was necessary to "reinstate people's faith" in the electoral process, Irani told reporters.

"Shocking incident. Congress is losing public support". When they arrived, several workers of different parties were already at the spot. "For past 15 years, she has no link with BJP", Patra said.

The spokesman of the Congress party Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the flat where the voter IDs were found belonged to a BJP leader.

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