The battle ground of Karnataka elections is turning interesting. Back to back seizures are showing that the Congress is hell bent for winning the elections. They will go to any illegal extent but will not face defeat. From the creation of fake voter ID cards to the distribution of gold jewellery they will almost opt for any means but will try to lure the voter.
In a yet another expose the Election Commission has seized around half a kilogram of gold jewellery to be distributed among voters from a house in Arkalgud in Hassan. The gold jewellery contains many nose rings and earrings. Arkalgud is the constituency of sitting Congress leader A Manju and the house where jewellery has been seized belongs to Congress leader Arun Kumar, who is a close aide of Hassan district in-charge Minister A Manju.
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Not only this it has also been found that in the same constituency several discrepancies has also been found on the voter list. Many names of existing voters, including a gram panchayat member and several Janata Dal (Secular) workers, have found to be missing in the voter’s list. Shockingly, names of students of Class 9 and Class 10 (minors) have been found to be featured in the electoral roll.
It is not the first time Congress leader A Manju has been found involved in all such corrupt practices. Earlier in the month of April FIR was lodged on A Manju after a violation of the poll code. After this again another fresh notice was issued against him accusing him of a poll code violation by District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri in Hassan.
The notice accused the minister of falsely approving 1093 applications in Arkalgud taluk of Hassan district for regularization of land by the Land Regularization Committee by creating documents on an earlier date which amounts to a violation of the model code of conduct.
Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri found that the Minister’s action of signing and issuing land grant approval during the elections amounts to “bribery” under section 171B and is punishable under section 171E read with section 188 Indian Penal Code (IPC). The joint enquiry report said that huge tracts of lands were regularized by the Land Regularisation Committee headed by Minister A Manju under Form 50 and 53 (under section 94 A,B,C of Karnataka Land Revenue Act) on March 27- after the declaration of elections in the state.
Karnataka elections seizures this time are more than the previous years. According to reports, the Election Commission has seized about 3 times as much of cash and gold in Karnataka as compared to the 2013 assembly elections.
Yesterday Election Commission has found around 10,000 allegedly fake voter identity cards from a flat in Jalahalli, west Bengaluru, which falls under Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) assembly constituency. Police also seized five laptops and one printer from the apartment. Today Morning also another expose of fake voter identity cards has been reported from Mangaluru also.
This all is showing that Congress is feared from upcoming elections and sure about their loss that’s why they are resorting to such illegal means. The Congress can stoop to any level for retaining their last bastion.