Fake voter ID cards case: BJP moves EC, seeks countermanding of poll

Adjust Comment Print

On Tuesday night, 9,746 voter ID cards were found from a flat in SLV Park View Apartments in Bengaluru's Jalahalli locality, and the Election Commission's revelation of the same at midnight was followed by political sparring, as both BJP and Congress alleged the other's links with the flat concerned. "However, based on them, one can not jump to the conclusion that a particular party is behind it all", he added. "I was a homemaker before that and BJP had offered to support me for the BBMP elections", she said. They must have planned such games in 40-50 constituencies.

The flat belong to one Manjula Nanjamari who was with BJP and not active since 2002 with the party.

Talking to ANI, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra alleged the Congress' hand behind the fake voter IDs and demanded an investigation into it. The Congress hit back accusing the BJP of enacting drama of raiding an apartment owned by a local BJP leader and planting "fake evidence".

The police seized thousands of fake cards with hologram, lamination machines and computers after BJP workers informed about the racket, Javadekar said.

"The BJP worker Rakesh exposed this racket". "This is the philosophy of the Congress....if voters do not vote for you, create fake voters", he said while claiming that a "fake voter ID printing factory" was being run in Manjula's flat.

Javadekar yesterday said Manjula has nothing to do with BJP.

In a twist to the case of almost 10,000 voter id cards found in a flat located in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar, a photograph of alleged flat tenant Rakesh, who is son of a former BJP corporator has gone viral, raising suspicions of the role of BJP leaders in the case. She was a BJP corporator from 1997-2002 and continues to be a prominent leader of BJP. She told a TV channel in Kannada, which was translated into English, that since she owned the land on which the apartment building stood, she had entered into a joint venture with a builder. The flat has been rented to one Rekha. However, the woman at the centre of the controversy insisted they were relatives but had "no contact due to strain in family ties". A photograph of Rakesh whom the BJP is claiming to be party leader's Manjula's adopted son with a BJP leader is going viral. "The situation is being closely monitored by the Election Commission and appropriate action will be taken", Kumar was quoted as saying by ANI.