Karnataka Cong’s Complaint Against NDA’s Draupadi Murmu, Demands To Declare All BJP Votes Invalid

The National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu has been accused by the Karnataka Congress on Tuesday of “violating the law” and “interfering with the free exercise of the election rights of the voters/MLAs,” and asked the Election Commission to declare the votes of all 122 BJP MLAs invalid.

Along with the ministers, the complaint also names CM Basavaraj Bommai, BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel, senior BJP leader B S Yediyurappa, and party chief whip Satish Reddy. A delegation of the Congress party led by former Lok Sabha MP V S Ugrappa, former MLC H M Revanna, and others submitted the KPCC president D K Shivakumar’s complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer.

As per the complaint filed by the Congress party, the BJP leadership and their presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu must face legal action for breaking the 1952 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, IPC Sections 171(b) through (f), and the Peoples’ Representation Act.

According to the Congress party, CM Bommai, Kateel, Yediyurappa, Satish Reddy, and other senior leaders allegedly “summoned all the MLAs of BJP to the five star hotel Shangrila, Vasanathanagara, Bengaluru on July 17 and provided luxurious rooms, food, liquor/beverages/drinks, entertainment in the hotel under the pretext of training the MLAs on voting in the Presidential election.”

With this, the grand-old-party has demanded the CEO to declare all the 122 BJP MLAs votes as “invalid”. The CEO has dispatched the complaint of the Congress party to the Chief Election Commissioner.

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