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Cong files complaint with EC against Murmu, BJP leaders, alleges poll code violation

By Shgun S -- July 20, 2022 8:26 am -- Updated:July 20, 2022 8:26 am

Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 20: The Congress in Karnataka on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against the NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and BJP leaders for violating the provisions of the law during the presidential election.

Congress has claimed that the BJP, which is currently in power in Karnataka, used bribes and other inducements to sway MLAs who were voting on July 17 and 18.

Siddaramaiah, the Congress Legislature Party leader and state Congress president DK Shivakumar have said in their complaint to the Election Commission that voting MLAs were provided with luxury accommodation in a five-star hotel.

Presidential poll 2022 on July 18; result on July 21

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NDA candidate Murmu, Basavaraj Bommai, chief minister of the state, Nalin Kumar Kateel, prominent BJP leader BS Yediyurappa, Satish Reddy, ministers, and others have all been mentioned in complaints.

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All of the BJP MLAs were called to a five-star hotel here by other senior BJP leaders, who gave them luxurious accommodation, meals, drinks, entertainment, and liquor under the pretence of preparing the MLAs to vote in the next presidential election.

"By giving all these facilities to the legislators of the BJP leaders, they have given undue influence to vote in favour of Draupadi Murmu. This is a violation of the Election Code," Congress said in its complaint.

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