'189 plaints of MCC violations, 23 against hate speeches lodged in Karnataka'

Bengaluru, Apr 24 (IANS): The State Election Commission has slapped 189 cases against political parties and candidates in Karnataka for major violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) till date, stated Chief Electoral Officer, Manoj Kumar Meena, on Wednesday.

Meena told reporters that till date 18 cases were lodged against eight speeches, 28 cases for inducements and 15 cases for misuse of religious places.

He said 18 cases were registered under Section 127A for printing pamphlets without permission of the district officer and 12 cases were booked against the BJP and its candidates in connection with hate speeches.

Nine cases were registered against the Congress and two cases were lodged against the JD(S) in this regard.

Eight cases of inducement have been registered against BJP for offering incentives to voters, nine against the Congress, three against JD(S) and eight cases against Independents and candidates of other parties, Meena stated.

He added that regarding misuse of the Religious Places Act, eight cases have been registered against the BJP, six against the Congress and one against an Independent candidate.

Seven cases each were slapped against the BJP and the Congress over the use of children for campaigning and one case was against an Independent candidate.








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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Modi should be on top of the list for hate speeches. Those who gives hate speeches should be thrown out of country as they are deshdrohis.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    actually elections in third world country like india is a big tamaasha...as most of the voters who cast their votes are illiterate they do not understand an ounce of economy or any other parameters of development of a nation....just see in US how the president elections are held...candidates of both parties speak to public and also answer their queries....here it is only muslim hindu beef pakistan indira british still prevalent after 75 long years...so basicallly this polling etc is just hucchara jaathre...many make crores during this time...

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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Only for Election after election both are in same stage. Don't get deep in election speech only listen and forget. But give vote to proper person who can handle nation.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Is PM also included because hate speeches he uses against opposition in every election speech he practices during elections time ?

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