KPCC moves EC to derecognise BJP for calling bandh

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Bangalore, Jan 25 (PTI) Karnataka Congress today fileda complaint with Election Commission seeking derecognition ofBJP in the state claiming that by sponsoring a bandh onJanuary 22, the ruling party had violated an undertaking givenat the time of registration.

BJP had violated its undertaking as per 29-A (5)proviso of Representation of the People Act in calling for thebandh and was liable to be derecognised or deregistered in thestate, Chairman of the Legal and Human Rights wing of thestate Congress C M Dhananjaya told a press conference here.

The state-wide Bandh called by the BJP to protestGovernor H R Bhardwaj''s sanction to prosecute Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on charges of corruption has caused lot ofhardship to people and also loss to the exchequer, he said inthe complaint.

He also cited a Kerala High Court order which had saidcomplaints seeking derecognition of parties that call forbandh or hartal can be made to the Election Commission.

He said the Electoral authorities here have told himthat the complaint will be forwarded to the Chief ElectionCommissioner.

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