The petition blames Congress’s election manifesto, which supplied 5 ensures, for being thought-about corrupt practices and bribery underneath Section 123(2) of The Representation of the People Act.
The High Court of Karnataka on Friday issued notice to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on a petition searching for his disqualification from Varuna meeting constituency alleging election malpractice.
The notice is returnable by September one, Justice Sunil Dutt Yadav ordered and adjourned the listening to.
The petition “blames” the election manifesto of the Congress celebration which promised 5 ensures and termed them as ?corrupt practices amounting to bribery and in addition undue affect underneath Section 123(2) of The Representation of the People Act.?
The petition alleged that Siddaramaiah had breached the provisions of the Constitution and the principles and pointers underneath the Representation of People Act.
The petition additionally claimed that “the said guarantees are in the nature of offer and promises made by the candidate and by the Indian National Congress party. This was done with the consent of the respondent (Siddaramaiah). They are in the form of gratification to the electorate of Varuna constituency and with the object of directly inducing the electorate to vote for the Congress party candidate namely the respondent.The consideration was the vote in favour of the Respondent as a gratification with the motive and reward.”
The election petition filed by Ok M Shankara, a personal citizen from the constituency, got here up earlier than the single-judge bench of Justice Yadav.
The petitioner alleged that Siddaramaiah in the course of the not too long ago concluded Assembly Elections ?indulged in corrupt apply in the course of the election interval.?