The Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar after it emerged that the house, where 10,000 fake voter IDs were recovered from in Bengaluru, belonged to a Former BJP councilor.
The BJP on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to countermand the assembly election in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency of Bengaluru suburb after about 10,000 allegedly fake voter IDs were found in the locality.
Taking to Twitter Javdekar has written, “The BJP demands countermanding of elections in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in light of latest revelations of tens of thousands of fake voter IDs and empty packets of hard currency. This is Congress conspiracy to rig election in the face of their imminent defeat.”
Javdekar is also the BJP’s in-charge for Karnataka assembly elections.
However, on Wednesday, the son of the former BJP councilor, Shridhar, told Times Now channel that Javdekar was wrong to accuse that her mother was ever a Congress member.
He said that his mother Manjula was still an active BJP member and had never joined the Congress. He dared Javdekar to furnish evidence in support of his allegation that Manjula had joined the Congress in the past.
“She’s not campaigning for the BJP candidate because of the health issue,” Shridhar added.
Shridhar’s cousin, Rakesh, had alleged that Manjula had left the BJP and was campaigning for the Congress candidate in this year’s assembly polls. Shridhar said, “Do get me the evidence and then I will talk.”
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The latest revelation prompted Congress leaders to demand Javdekar’s r signation for ‘lying.” Sanjay Jha, a Congress spokesperson, tweeted, “Dear Mr @PrakashJavdekar , You think you should formally tender your resignation for this disgusting farce?”
The Election Commission on Tuesday had said that it will register an FIR on the matter and take action after investigation.
The Assembly election across 223 constituencies of the state will be held on 12 May, while the counting will take place on 15 May.