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Campaigning for Karnataka poll heats up; PM Modi to address four rallies

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The campaigning for assembly elections in Karnataka reached its peak as only two days have been left for canvassing. Top leaders of different political parties are making their last-ditch efforts to woo the voters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in Bangarpet, Chikkaamagaluru, Belagavi and Bidar today. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold meetings in Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, BJP has demanded to countermand of elections in Raj Rajeshwari Nagar constituency following the recovery of tens of thousands voters identity cards and empty packers of hard currency from a house.

The Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar has informed in a late night press conference yesterday that 9746 voter identity cards were found in bundles in an apartment yesterday in Bengaluru.

These EPICS found to be genuine, belonged to people from the slums. He has said five laptops and a printer was also found in the place. An FIR has been filed and an independent inquiry has been ordered.

BJP has demanded to countermand of polls in Rajarajeshwari assembly constituency after this discovery. A BJP delegation led by Union Minister Sadanand Gowda is meeting the CEO today on this issue.

The Congress has however said that the apartment belongs to a BJP leader and this whole drama is enacted by it for countermanding the election in this constituency.


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