Election Commission's (EC) flying squad on 8 May has seized 9,746 voter ids and some business cards of sitting Congress MLA and party candidate Muniratna from a flat (that allegedly belongs to a former BJP corporator Manjula Nanjamari ) in Jalahalli, west Bengaluru, which falls under Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency. "An FIR is being registered after almost 9,746 voter cards were found in a flat in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency along with around one lakh counterfoils resembling acknowledgement slips used for addition of names into electoral rolls were found", the state's Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar told reporters here on late Tuesday night. The spokesman of the Congress party Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that the flat where the voter IDs were found belonged to a BJP leader.
According to a report by TOI, the incident was brought to light by Jagadish Ramachandra, son of GH Ramachandra who's contesting on a JD (S) ticket from RR Nagar. "Manjula is a Congress person now". She has rented the apartment to her son who contested the 2015 BBMP Elections on a BJP ticket. Sources are saying that the Election Commission has already ordered an inquiry into the discovery of the voter ID cards. Lodge an FIR against all these top BJP leaders.
"Javadekar runs a factory of lies".
Addressing the press, Rakesh concurred with Sridhar Nanjamari's claim and said, "I have no connection with that flat, neither do I have any relation with that aunt (Manjula Nanjamari) for the last 10 years". The Election Commission also said that BJP's demand for cancelling voting at the constituency is far-fetched and not possible.
BJP was also quick to act and put the blame on Congress. BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said "Congress is losing public support and they are trying hard to rig the upcoming elections in Karnataka by undemocratic ways. We have proof of various things, which we will present before the EC", Javadekar said. "Making multiple fake voter ID Cards to win elections is the tactic of Congress, people should never forgive such party. It will be assured that the election is free and fair", he said. This is also a shocking incident. "Election to Rajarajeshwari Nagar Constituency should be withheld immediately", he added. "I am the only son of Manjula Nanjamari".