Lok Sabha Polls 2019: BJP writes to EC in Karnataka; alleges Mass ‘Indiscriminate’ Voters Deletion

Alleging mass indiscriminate voters deletion, Bharatiya Janata Party Karnataka State Unit on Thursday knocked the Poll Commission with a letter and slammed the ruling Congress-JD(S) Coalition for the same. In a letter sent to Poll Body, The Bharatiya Janata Party alleged names are deleted from the voter list without any reason.

The Letter reads, ‘The officials have purposefully and deliberately deleted names without any reason, just to render undue official favour to the ruling coalition party.”

Saffron party who is seeking to retain its power at Centre further alleged that many officers in the state are working on the behest of the ruling Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) Coalition.

Demanding strict action against those who are responsible for mass voter deletion, the party claimed the names have been removed from the list without any reason. The party further claimed names have deleted even the voters have been living in the same address.

The Letter further claimed that if actions won’t be taken against the officials responsible for it, we can’t expect national elections to be conducted in a fair and free manner. The State Opposition party further alleged that the party has registered a similar complaint to the Poll Commission during the State Polls that held last year.

The Letter reads, ‘Even though during the last Vidhan Sabha election also such deletion has taken place and the same was reported to the Commission, the Election Commission has not taken any stringent action against such officials. This is the only reason which has boosted the concerned biased officials to further work as agents of ruling coalition party to further delete the names of voters’.

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Demanding a repolling on the places where mass voter deletion is reported, The party further said it will go to court to redress the issue.

14 Lok Sabha Seat of the state voted on April 18 in Phase-II of Polling. Karnataka has a total of 28 parliamentary seats and remaining 14 seats will go to polls on April 23.

Congress and JD(S) in a run-up to the general elections have forged an alliance with 20:8 seat agreement. BJP going all alone in the state that sends 28 parliamentarians to the Lok Sabha.

Election Commission had on March 10 declared schedule for General Elections 2019. General Elections have already begun on April 11 and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19.

Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.

In 2014 General Elections, BJP banking on the ‘Modi Wave’ bagged 17 seats while Congress had won 9 seats. JD(S) who has contested 25 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 General Elections won only two seats.

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