Karnataka Congress Recordsdata Grievance In opposition to Nadda, Bommai, after MLA’s ‘Rs 6,000 Per Vote’ Comment
Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 14:52 IST
The Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday lodged a grievance with the police towards BJP nationwide President J P Nadda, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi levelling allegations of providing bribes to woo voters within the ensuing meeting polls within the state.
State Congress President D Okay Shivakumar, legislature get together chief Siddaramaiah who’re signatories of the grievance have requested the police to register a case and conduct an inquiry.
The grievance comes following an alleged announcement of Rs 6,000 per vote within the meeting elections due in Might, by Gokak BJP MLA Jarkiholi.
Jarkiholi, who was compelled to resign as Minister in 2021 following his alleged involvement in a intercourse scandal, allegedly mentioned in a latest rally in Belagavi if an incumbent Congress MLA there provides presents and money upto Rs 3,000, he shall give the voters the identical value Rs 6,000.
The state unit of BJP, nevertheless, has distanced itself from the MLA’s assertion.
“On January 22, 2023, a senior chief of the BJP, former Cupboard Minister and a BJP MLA, Ramesh Jarkiholi introduced in Belagavi, Karnataka that the BJP would pay Rs 6,000 per vote to each voter within the ensuing Karnataka meeting elections. The incident was caught on digicam,” the grievance mentioned.
A replica of the video footage was hooked up with the grievance as proof, it mentioned, “Ramesh Jarkiholi, on the video, will be clearly proven and heard providing money Rs 6,000 per vote to each voter soliciting votes within the ensuing elections on behalf of the BJP.” The grievance was lodged by Shivakumar, and Siddaramaiah together with different get together leaders on the Excessive Grounds Police Station right here.
The Congress has alleged that that is a part of a concerted conspiracy hatched on the highest ranges within the BJP with the tacit approval of the CM and Legislature Get together chief of the BJP Bommai, Nadda and get together’s state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel.
“Clearly, there’s a group of BJP leaders behind this concerted design to bribe voters. It is a blatant and brazen try and hijack democracy and are apparent legal offences beneath sections 171B, learn with 107, 120B, 506 of the Indian Penal Code 1860. It’s also a bribe providing to the voters as per the provisions of part 123(1) of the Illustration of Peoples Act, 1951,” it mentioned.
Noting that there are about 5 crores voters in Karnataka, the Congress alleged that the BJP leaders are hatching a conspiracy to woo the voters by distributing Rs 30,000 crore for profitable the elections. This exhibits that BJP leaders have ill-gotten cash to the tune of over Rs 30,000 crores to bribe the voters and to hijack the elections.
“There are an entire group of people concerned on this conspiracy and it’ll turn out to be obvious on the arrest and interrogation of the above mentioned 4 individuals and confiscation of their cell-phones, computer systems and different digital gadgets,” the grievance alleged.
It additional acknowledged that that is additionally a match and acceptable case the place a full investigation by the Revenue Tax Division and the Enforcement Directorate ought to provoke proceedings towards the BJP’s central and state leaders, the CM of Karnataka and his Cupboard colleagues, and Jarkiholi to “unearth supply ill-gotten cash of Rs 30,000 crores more likely to be distributed to the voters of Karnataka”.
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