Former Karnataka chief minister and Lingayat MLA from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) BS Yeddyurappa has alleged irregularities in the recently wrapped up Karnataka Assembly elections. Former Karnataka CM only for 52 hours has written a letter to the Central Election Commission in this regard.
The BJP leader, who took oath for office as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 17 but submitted his resignation just before taking the floor test , said that several irregularities were brought to the notice of officials concerned before the Karnataka Assembly elections, but no cognizance was taken by EC of the same.
“This is not the first time that irregularities in the conduct of elections were brought to the notice of Election Commission and officials holding elections at ground level. Prior to polling we brought many such irregularities to notice of concerned officials, but in vain,” said BS Yeddyurappa in the letter.
In his Claim that VVPAT machines were found discarded in a shed near Managuli village in Vijayapur district of Karnataka, the saffron leader asserted he believed that the Election Commission had taken note of the incident.
“I am of firm belief that Election Commission has taken a serious note of VVPAT machines found abandoned in a shed near Managuli village in Vijayapur district. It indicates grave irregularities in conduct of assembly polls in Karnataka,” Yeddyurappa noted.
Worth mention here almost 10000 voter identity cards were recovered in a flat in Bengaluru just days ahead of May 12 polling in Karnataka Assembly elections 2018. The Election Commission had confirmed that the voter IDs recovered were real, following that An FIR was lodged and the polling body had said that it would closely monitor .