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BJP wants voting put off in RR Nagar constituency

 Bengaluru, May 9: A day after 9,746 voter ID cards were seized from a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituency in Karnataka, the BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress of hatching a conspiracy to “derail” free and fare polls and demanded that voting be postponed in the assembly segment in Bengaluru Urban district.

“Five laptops, scanners and lamination machines and many voter ID cards were burnt before police reached the spot. Still they recovered around 1 lakh counterfoils of Form-6. This shows a deep conspiracy to derail free and fair election,” Union HRD Minister and party’s in-charge for Karnataka polls Prakash Javadekar told the media. Raising a pointing finger at the Congress, he said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) never indulges in such activities, while the former has been doing such activities. The BJP leader claimed that the flat in Jalahalli area in the Rajarajeshwari constituency, where fake voter IDs were allegedly found, was “never rented” and belongs to Manjula Nanjundmuri, who has been assosiated with Congress’s local MLA N. Munirathna. Calling Congress MLA Munirathna “the kingpin”, Union Minister Sadanand Gowda also demanded postponement of voting in the constituency. (IANS)

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