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Karnataka: Election Commission to probe 'cash-for-vote' sting involving MLAs

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 June 2016, 10:28 IST

The Election Commission on 3 June sought a factual report from Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka on the sting operations by private news channels which purportedly showed money being offered to MLAs to vote in favour of certain candidates for the 11 June Rajya Sabha polls in the state.The Commission said it has "asked CEO Karnataka to provide a report on the facts of the matter." The Commission said it has received queries from newspersons regarding the sting following which it was issuing the brief statement.The sting by two channels had purportedly showed MLAs negotiating a money deal in exchange for their votes in the biennial elections to four Rajya Sabha seats from the state.

--PTI

First published: 4 June 2016, 10:28 IST
 
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