Karnataka polls: BJP ask CEC not cede to coerce

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Bangalore, Feb 27: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu today urged the Election Commission not to succumb to pressure from any quarters in respect of holding elections to Karnataka Assembly before May 28.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said elections to the state Assembly should be conducted within six months and the CEC should take all steps to fulfill its constitutional obligations for holding polls. Alleging that the Congress was not confident to face the people and trying to exert pressure on the CEC to ensure postponement of the assembly elections which was 'undemocratic and unconstitutional, he said his Party would resist all such manoeuvres both legally and politically. State BJP president Sadananda Gowda, who was present, however, expressed confidence that the elections would be held before May this year. The Party was fully prepared to face the elections, he added.


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