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BJP asks EC to reject Congress candidate’s nomination in Karnataka over ‘incomplete affidavit’

BJP says returning officer of Bidar South accepted an incomplete affidavit that suffers from several defects.

Karnataka Elections 2018 Updated: Apr 27, 2018 20:51 IST
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BJP flags in Bangalore on February 4.(AFP File Photo)

The BJP on Friday asked the Election Commission to reject the nomination papers filed by Congress candidate Ashok Kheny from Bidar South constituency in Karnataka, saying he submitted an incomplete affidavit which suffers from “several defects”.

In a memorandum submitted to the EC by a party delegation, which included Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Gen V K Singh (retd), the party made a mention of his business works with the state government and alleged that there are many complaints of corrupt practices against him in collusion with the Congress.

“The returning officer of Bidar South has gravely erred in accepting the nomination of Ashok Kheny. He has accepted an incomplete affidavit that suffers from several defects and does not confirm to the orders issued by the ECI from time to time,” it said.

The party said the returning officer’s decision is “patently illegal” as it urged the commission to set it aside and reject his nomination papers.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)