The Congress in Karnataka on Saturday demanded that the Election Commission provoke action against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for alleged violation of the model code of conduct within the state the place bypolls are to be held in 15 meeting constituencies on December 5.
Soon after the Supreme Court verdict on November 13 upholding the disqualification of 17 MLAs and permitting them to contest the byelections, 16 MLAs had been absorbed within the BJP.
However, the Congress has taken a robust view of Yediyurappa allegedly describing them as future ministers of Karnataka. While welcoming the mentioned 16 disqualified MLAs into BJP get together, CM B S Yediyurappa described them as “Future Ministers of Karnataka after by-election and likewise mentioned that each one guarantees made to them can be fulfilled, KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao wrote in his letter to the Chief Election Commissioner.
The assertion has been made by Yediyurappa with a view to inducing and influencing voters of these segments for furtherance of election prospects of the BJP candidates in these constituencies, Rao alleged.
These 17 MLAs, comprising 14 from Congress and three from the JD(S), had resigned in July and had been finally disqualified by the then speaker Ok R Ramesh Kumar. Their disqualification introduced down the Congress-JDS coalition authorities and put in the BJP authorities.
The election fee has not taken any choice on conducting bypolls to Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Maski segments for the reason that matter is pending earlier than the courtroom.