Election Commission has postponed the election date after getting thousands of fake voter ID cards in RR Nagar assembly constituency of Karnataka. According to the Election Commission, elections will now be held on May 28 in RR Nagar. Earlier, the elections were to be held on May 12 with all the seats of the state. It is worth mentioning that on this Tuesday, 9,746 fake voter e-cards were received from a flat in RR Nagar on Tuesday.
“Every voter has freedom to cast his vote in a free and fair manner without facing any inducement. In this particular instance, free exercise of electoral rights has been compromised at a large scale in a systemic manner,” the EC said.
The BJP alleged that this apartment belongs to a Congress leader, and at the same time, the Congress reversed the BJP’s allegations. Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday claimed that the apartment belongs to a BJP corporator Manjula Nanjamuri . Showing some news reports, he said that the name of the BJP’s Nanjamuri was included in the candidates who lost in the corporation elections. Nanjamuri is now a councilor from HMT ward. Surjewala also claimed that the name of Nanjamuri’s son Rakesh was also on the BJP list in the 2015 corporation elections.
The incident was discovered by JD(S) candidatte, Jagadish Ramachandra, son of GH Ramachandra who’s contesting from RR Nagar. He visited the apartment during campaigning.