Report on poll code 'violation' by Amit Shah under scrutiny: Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar on Tuesday said the report on alleged violation of model code of conduct by BJP President Amit Shah for giving Rs five lakh to the family of a deceased party worker is under scrutiny.
“The mother of the deceased person had earlier given some statement before some television channel, but she has changed her version now. She is now saying, neither has she received any cheque nor has she been given an assurance in this regard,” he told reporters here.

“This has been mentioned in the divisional commissioner’s report.. The report is under scrutiny,” he added.

The Congress had accused Shah of violating the election code of conduct for allegedly giving Rs five lakh to BJP activist Raju, who was killed in Mysuru in March 2016, leading to tension in the area.

However, the BJP had denied giving any money to Raju’s family.

In a tweet, BJP leader Pratap Simha rejected the claims and said Shah just wanted to know how much…

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