Tribal organisations demand for disqualification of candidates

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Mysore, May 16 (UNI) Adivasi Swayattategagi Rastriya Rangha (ASRR) and Nagarahole Tribal Rights Samithi have urged the Election Commission to disqualify three candidates contesting from H D kote (Reserve) assembly constituency for producing false caste certificates.

In a press note issued by the convenor of Samithi P K Ramu said candidates of the Congress (Mr Chikkanna), BJP (Mr Chikkaveera Nayaka) and JD(S) (Mr Doddanayaka) have contested the assembly elections from this Reserved constituency for tribals and urged the Commission to disqualify them and file criminal cases against them.

Earlier based on the recommendations of the complaint filed by general public Deputy Ccommissioner and District Election Officer P Manivannan had suspended H D Kote Tahasildar T Vijya and ordered a departmental inquiry against her for issuing S T certificate to BJP candidate Chikkaveera Naika.

They alleged that all three candidates had tempered with the school documents and produced the false caste certificates during the time of the election process and contested from H D Kote.

The Assistant Commissioner of Hunsur Sub Division M R Ravi has submitted a report to the district election officer alleging of tampering with the records by the three candidates to claim the scheduled tribe status to contest the election.

In his report Mr Ravi stated that the Tahasildar of H D Kote had issued controversial caste certificates without verifying the original documents and failed to follow the procedures before the issuing the certificates.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer P Manivannan said the report had been sent to the Election Commission for further actions.

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