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Cong petitions EC seeking action against K'taka CM

Cong petitioned the EC praying for initiating appropriate legal action for filing false affidavit in the last assembly polls.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 21:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Congress on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission praying for initiating "appropriate legal action" including disqualification of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for "filing false affidavit" in the last assembly polls.

In the petition signed by some Congress MLAs and MLCs, the party has pointed out that Kumaraswamy, who represents Ramanagaram Assembly constituency, has "not fully disclosed" all information required to be furnished in respect of immovable properties owned and held by him and members of his family.

Referring to press reports, copies of which have formed part of annexure in the petition, it said while Kumaraswamy has filed affidavit under section 33A of the Representation of People Act 1951 that he owned 24 acres of land in Kethiganahalli in Ramangaram Taluk, records published by a section of the media indicate that he owned 46 acres and 58 'guntas' of land.

A Congress delegation led by Opposition leader in the Assembly and former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh and KPCC President Mallikarjun Kharge submitted the petition to the state electoral authorities.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 21:06 IST