1000 postal ballot covers ‘recovered’ from hotel owned by BJP leader in Badami in Karnataka

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In a shocking development, over 1000 postal ballot covers have been found at a hotel in owned by a BJP leader in Badamai in Karnataka, reported News18. It added that that the ballot covers were in possession of BJP workers.

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A flash by News18 said that the BJP workers were reportedly opening the postal ballots.

The Congress has demanded that the Election Commission’s role be probed. The hotel in question is reportedly owned by a local BJP leader.

The incumbent chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, is contesting from Badami as well as seeking re-election from Chamundeshwari in south Karnataka. Reacting to the news, Congress Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted, “The more desperate BJP, the more desperate their tactics. How low can one go? Will EC take note??”

Another Congress supporter Jothimani wrote, “This is happening in Badami where CM @siddaramaiah is contesting. Couldn’t imagine about all other constituencies. EC’s credibility at stake and people faith in free and fair election will erode.”

The elections for 22 seats in Karnataka were held on 12 May. The counting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. The discovery of 1,000 postal ballot covers from the possession of BJP workers just hours before the counting has cast a huge shadow on the impartial role of the Election Commission.

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