EC seeks 'factual report' from finance secy on Congress' allegation of Gujarat MLAs being intimidated

New Delhi: The Election Commission this evening sought a "factual report" from the finance secretary on Congress's allegation that its MLAs from Gujarat were intimidated by central forces in a Karnataka resort during an income tax raid, a senior poll panel functionary said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The functionary, who refused to be quoted, said the finance secretary has been asked to send a 'factual report by Friday evening' on the allegations levelled by the Congress.

The party had alleged that its MLAs from Gujarat, who have found a safe haven in a Karnataka resort, were being terrorised and intimidated by the central security forces, used by the central government in the garb of income tax investigations against Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar.

The MLAs have been kept there to ensure they are not "poached" by BJP ahead of the 8 August Rajya Sabha polls.

Earlier, a Congress delegation met the Election Commission and sought its intervention in ensuring that no coercive steps were taken against its MLAs in order to "force" them to switch sides.

Published Date: Aug 02, 2017 22:41 PM | Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 22:41 PM

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