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K'taka poll delay: BJP may explore legal option

March 03, 2008 15:21 IST

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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said it was contemplating to explore the option of seeking legal remedy by approaching Supreme Court if election to the state assembly in Karnataka was delayed.

Speaking to media persons in Bangalore, BJP leader and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said that as per constitutional provisions, elections must be conducted within six months of dissolution of the assembly.

President's rule was imposed in the state on November 20, 2007 and assembly dissolved on November 28.

Blaming Congress of 'making concerted efforts to delay the election', he alleged that fear of defeat was driving Congress towards working for a delayed election.

He said a BJP delegation would meet Election Commissioner's team on Tuesday and urge them to hold election within the specified time frame.

He claimed that state election commission had completed delimitation works in nearly 13 districts and the rest was expected to be completed in another one month.

State Election Commission had also published draft of the electoral roll. Nearly 51 lakh bogus voters had been removed from the list and 20 lakh additional voters included. It was perhaps deletion of these bogus names from the list that was worrying the Congress, he said.

BJP would chalk out programmes to protest non-implementation of budget proposals of JDS-BJP government, Yeddyurappa said.

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