Fake voter ID scam: Polling postponed in Karnataka's RR NagarLast updated on May 11, 2018, 07:52 pm
The Election Commission of India has postponed the RR Nagar constituency in Karnataka election to May 28, after roughly 10, 000 fake voter IDs were recovered on Tuesday.
The counting of votes will now be on May 31.
The poll panel said the decision was over unlawful activities of candidates.
Earlier, Janata Dal (Secular) and the BJP demanded countermanding of the polls in RR Nagar.
What had actually transpired?
A massive controversy had erupted with the seizure of 10, 000 voter ID cards in a Bengaluru flat, three days ahead of the Karnataka election.
Though initially they were reported as fake, the EC has confirmed they weren't; they belong to "vulnerable" voters who are suspected to have been bribed.
Both the BJP and Congress had accused each other of trying to manipulate the polls.