Watch: Controversy over 9,746 voter ID cards found in a flat ahead of Karnataka polls
The Election Commission of India filed an FIR after over 9,746 voter ID cards and counterfoils were found in an apartment in Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency just days ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka. The state’s chief electoral officer Sanjiv Kumar said he went to the flat owned by a person called Manjula Nanjamuri after media reports and a decision would be taken after an investigation. Both the Congress and the BJP levelled charges against each other over the seizures. Union ministers Ananth Kumar and Prakash Javadekar said the BJP suspected senior Congress leaders of being involved in the incident. However, in a rebuttal to the BJP’s charges, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the opposition party had staged the episode to divert attention. There are 435,439 electors in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency with an Elector Population (EP) ratio of 75:43. During the last Special Summary Revision, 25,825 additions were made and 19,012 additions were done during Continuous Updation and there has been a deletion of 8,817 voters.
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