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Karnataka Elections 2013: EC trouble for astrologers

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 18:41

Zee Media Bureau

Bangalore: As polling date nears for the Karnataka Assembly Elections, Election Commission is taking all steps to ensure free and fair polls.

In an unusual move, the Election Commission officials have turned the heat on astrologers in the election bound state. The officials are asking the astrologers to remove the photo of palm from their sign boards.

The EC has undertaken this step as it thinks the picture of the palm is free branding of the Congress party, whose election symbol is also palm.

Many astrologers are angry with the latest move of Election Commission and are contemplating on filing a petition against the election watchdog.

However, coming to the rescue of the astrologers, Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla has assured that he would ask his officials not to harass the astrologers.

First Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 18:01
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