Congress accuses BJP of distributing cash during Karnataka bypolls


Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS): The Karnataka Congress on Thursday complained to the Election Commission against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for 'distributing' cash during the by-elections to 15 Assembly segments in the state on Thursday.

"BJP workers and leaders were distributing cash to voters at K.R. Pura, Yeshwantpur and Yellapura constituencies," complained Congress legislative council member Prakash Rathod.

Additionally, Rathod said that BJP workers distributed cash in all the 15 constituencies that went to the polls on Thursday, both at nearby polling stations and booth tables.


Screengrab from viral video

According to Rathod, Dyamanna Doddamani, a close aide of Yellapura BJP candidate Shivaram Hebbar, distributed cash.

He said a video of Doddamani's act went viral on social media and news channels.

Rathod said that inducing voters with cash amounted to violating Section 171 (C) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 123 (1) (A) of the Representation of People's Act and the model code of conduct (MCC).

  

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    the 'morally upright' BJP has been showering sarees, Rs. 1000 - 2000 for votes. Bunch of scoundrels. but still people will vote for these candidates for the petty pelf.

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    BJP knows how to manipulative,
    New meaning for EVM, (Everybody Vote's Manipulated)

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Fri, Dec 6 2019

    Cash to gain power- BJP undeclared loot manifesto.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Cash or EVM ???

    DisAgree [8] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    If BJP could buy Congress MLA's ...

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    If their MLAs are costing @ 1000 crores, their voters too should be no ??

    Why else we see no complaints against onion's price that was normally 20/- per Kg has now shot to 130/- ?? Their voters too come from families that don't use onion/garlic, surely ??

    Or, that why else they don't complaint when women raped and burnt, rape survivors burnt to death so that the case colses - why else ?

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