Complaint against Murmu in Karnataka, says violation of ‘election code’

Draupadi Murmu

The Congress in Karnataka has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu, along with others, alleging unlawful practises during the elections on July 18.

The opposition has alleged the ruling party BJP of offering inducements to the MLAs for favouring the NDA’s Presidential candidate during the elections on July 17 and 18.

 Shivkumar, the State Congress President, and Siddaramaiah, the Congress legislature party leader, have alleged that the voting MLAs were offered luxury accommodations in a five-star hotel.

The names included in the complaints are Draupadi Murmu, Chief Minister Besavaraj Bomani, BJP State President Nalin Kumar Kateel, senior BJP leader BS Yadiyurappa and BJP chief Satish Reddy. They said the MLAs were invited to the luxurious hotels and were offered liquor, drinks, food and other entertainment.

The complaint stated, “By giving all these facilities to the legislators of the BJP leaders, they have given undue influence to vote in favour of Draupadi Murmu.This is a violation of the Election Code.”