10,000 voter ID cards found at Bengaluru flat ahead of Karnataka polls
Last night drama! 10,000 voter ID cards were found at a flat in Bengaluru on Tuesday night ahead of the Karnataka polls.
The Election Commission of Karnataka has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Election Commission on Tuesday confirmed that they have recovered 9,746 Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) cards from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area of Rajarajeshwarinagar constituency.
Apart from this, five laptops, one printer and two large steel trunks with counterfoils strips resembling acknowledgment slips of form 6 used for new addition of names onto the electoral rolls were also recovered from the apartment during the raid.
“On preliminary investigation, these 9,746 EPIC cards are of actual electors and appear to be prima facie genuine. However, the significance of the counterfoils can only be verified after due investigation,” Kapoor said.
“Congress is losing public support and they are trying hard to rig the upcoming elections in Karnataka by undemocratic ways. So, we demand countermanding of polls in Rajarajeshwarinagar constituency,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
In a series of tweets, Union Minister Sadanand Gowda alleged that the Congress candidate from Rajarajeshwarinagar, Munirathna Naidu, was behind the incident.