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Cong meets EC on Rajya Sabha polls

nation Updated: Jun 07, 2016 10:04 IST

NEW DELHI: Fearing delay in polls may lead to horse-trading, the Congress wants the Rajya Sabha polls to be held in Karnataka on June 11 as per the schedule.

Congress general secretary Digvi jaya Singh led a delegation to the Election Commission to appeal to the panel not to defer the polls in the wake of the sting operations allegedly showing bribes being offered to lawmakers to vote in favour of some particular parties.

In the memorandum to the EC, the Congress alleged, “There appears to be an attempt to dislodge even clear seats on the basis of strength of a political party in the House. The Commission is aware that on the basis of assembly strength, Congress has two and the BJP one clear and sure seat to win.”

Meanwhile, election commission sources said they are yet to receive a report on the Karnataka sting from the chief electoral officer of the state.

First Published: Jun 07, 2016 10:04 IST