Home News Reports Bribe for votes : Election Commission books Karnataka Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu

Bribe for votes : Election Commission books Karnataka Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu

After the massive controversy that has broken when thousands of voter IDs were found in a flat in Bengaluru, there was a news report that hinted at the involvement of Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu in a cash for votes scandal.

It was reported that Munirathna Naidu has admitted that the cards and pamphlets found at the flat were his. This certainly came as a huge embarrassment for the Congress right ahead of assembly elections.

Republic TV, which has been covering the matter extensively, has now revealed that the Karnataka Election Commission has lodged an FIR on Munirathna Naidu and five of his associates. The FIR has been lodged under the allegations that Munirathna Naidu and associates tried to distribute freebies worth Rs 90 lakhs.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Republic has also accessed a copy of the FIR which lists out the freebies and their estimated value. According to the FIR, 5018 t-shirts with Munirathna’s photo on them and 23,393 half pants of different colours.

It is notable here that the Election Commission had found about 10,000 voter ID cards and other material at the apartment in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Tuesday. Munirathna is the sitting Congress MLA from Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency.

BJP’s Sadananda Gowda and other leaders have cited Munirathna as a repeat offender.

Yesterday, Republic TV had also claimed in a report that the recovered Voter IDs were part of a systematic plot where voters of the area were being socially profiled and their needs met with cash or kind in exchange for votes. Karnataka goes to poll in less than 48 hours and an FIR on an alleged vote rigging case may seriously tarnish the image of the Congress party.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Don't Miss This: EVM Lies & The Truth

Opindia's dedicated collection of all the EVM hacking allegations, lies and truth

Most read articles recently

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.

Read this before you believe the ABP-Nielsen Exit Poll that gave NDA only 277 while others gave a thumping majority

While all other polls were giving a thumping majority to BJP and NDA, Nielsen chose to "customise" their survey and simply delete voter responses were overwhelmingly in favour of BJP.
Ravish Kumar has a mental breakdown as BJP set to form a government at centre, according to exit polls

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has a prolonged meltdown on his show after the Exit Polls predicted a landslide BJP victory

Most of the Exit Polls suggested that BJP may be well placed to form another government at the centre

After Anjana Om Kashyap, now Shweta Singh calls out Rajdeep Sardesai’s bias among others

Sweta Singh has called out the blatant bias in the Left media and even Rajdeep Sardesai among others.

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.

Meet Ashok Lavasa: A man surrounded by many controversies, going back to the CWG scam

Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa had kicked up a storm earlier after he alleged that he did not agree with the ECI decisions to clear PM Modi and Amit Shah of charges of violating the MCC

Congress must die: Expelled AAP leader and Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav said Congress is single biggest obstacle for creating an alternative
Congress has a number of excuses lined for their predicted loss, all of them contradict each other

Congress’ new excuse for predicted loss: North Indian voters are not as educated as South Indians

Congress spokesperson Shama Mohammad stated that the reason of Congress' bad performance in North Indian states is that the people in North Indian states are 'pliable' and they are not educated like the people in the south.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

163,909FansLike
139,962FollowersFollow
63,845SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: