BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the Karnataka polls and urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure free and fair polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and other parts of the state.More news: Walmart Acquires a Stake of 77% in Flipkart With $16 Billion Investment
Opinion polls have forecast no clear victor between the Congress and the BJP and suggested that a regional group, the Janata Dal (S), may emerge as kingmaker in the 222-member state assembly.
The issue of fake identity cards has surfaced prominently just four days before the Karnataka Assembly election on May 12 with both the Congress and the BJP trying to target each other.
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"Five laptops, scanners and lamination machines and many voter ID cards were burnt before police reached the spot".
Speaking to media persons in Bengaluru, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prakash Javadekar said Bharatiya Janata Party has proof of Congress' involvement in the scam. "It is the same incompetent men and women who are leading the BJP's campaign in this election and asking for your votes", Chidambaram said, buttressing the case for re-election of Congress.
"Congress is constantly under surveillance of BJP government". PM hit out at the Congress for continuing with the dynastic rule in the party. "It is Election Commission's job to investigate". "An FIR is being registered after almost 9,746 voter cards were found in a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency", Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar told reporters.More news: Oil prices jump after United States walks away from Iran nuclear deal
Rebuffing Congress's allegation about him being the tenant of the flat, BJP supporter on Wednesday said, "I have no connection with that flat, neither do I have any relation with that aunt (Manjula Nanjamari) for the last 10 years". She has rented the apartment to her son Mr Rakesh who contested the 2015 BBMP (local) elections on a BJP ticket.