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EC postpones election in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar assembly segment to May 28

Published On : 11 May 2018

Bengaluru: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday postponed election in Bengaluru's Raja Rajeshwari (RR) Nagar assembly segment to May 28 from Saturday following recovery of nearly 10,000 voters ID cards from a flat in the constituency.

To maintain the sanctity of the election process, the EC has ordered that the poll in this (RR Nagar) constituency be deferred to May 28 and counting will be held on May 31. The BJP had alleged that the apartment was linked to a lawmaker of the state's ruling Congress. The Congress hit back, accusing the BJP of enacting a "drama" of raiding an apartment owned by a local BJP leader and planting "fake evidence".

The Election Commission order said it was important to defer the election for the time being so that the "vitiating effect of the distribution of money and gift items to the electors loses its intensity" and the voter ID cards were returned to the electorals.

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