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Saturday 11 July 2020

Cong turning to fake voters to rig Karnataka polls, says Amit Shah

Shah alleged that the Congress has resorted to "unethical and anti-democratic" ways to succeed in the Karnataka Assembly polls

Bengaluru: BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the Karnataka polls and asked the Election Commission (EC) to ensure free and fair polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and other parts of the State.

A day after the Commission recovered 9,746 voter ID cards from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area of Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency, Shah hit out at the Congress, saying that it should be ashamed of itself as everything about the party was “fake – their tears for the poor, their claims of development, their commitment to social justice.”

Shah alleged that the Congress has resorted to “unethical and anti-democratic” ways to succeed in the Karnataka Assembly polls.

“Now the Congress is using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the 2018 Karnataka polls,” Shah said and asked the Election Commission to ensure free and fair polling in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar constituency, where these cards were seized by police, and other parts of the state.

The hopes and aspirations of the people of Karnataka cannot be held hostage to the machinations of the Congress, he said.

“The Congress has read the writing on the wall. They know their reign of corruption and oppression is ending in Karnataka. That is why they are turning to unethical and anti-democratic ways to succeed. However, their attempts will be thwarted and the power of the people will win,” Shah said.

The BJP chief, who has been camping in Karnataka to spearhead his party’s campaign as the state goes to the polls on May 12, appealed to all democracy-loving Indians to rise to the occasion and speak up against this “fraudulent and anti-democratic means adopted by the Congress just for the sake of power”.

“Our vigilance will ensure our future generations breathe the air of freedom and democracy,” Shah tweeted.

The BJP had earlier demanded to countermand of polls in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar Assembly seat.

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