Polling put off in RR Nagar seat over voter cards case

Bengaluru: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday postponed the 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 election process, the EC has ordered that polls in this (RR Nagar) constituency be deferred to May 28…,” the Commission said in a statement here.

The counting of votes will take place on May 31.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar said that the case of keeping the voter cards in the flat was a plot against vulnerable voters.

“It was an illegal collection of voter cards … to obstruct free and fair conduct of polling in the constituency,” added Kumar.

With IANS inputs