EC directs to file FIR against Ktk BJP president

Bangalore: The Election Commission has directed Bellary district authorities to file a FIR against Karnataka unit BJP president K S Eswarappa and two others for holding an election meeting at a temple in Bellary Rural assembly constituency, which is going to bypoll on November 30.

The EC has ordered that besides Eswarappa, FIR should also be filed against BJP candidate Gadilingappa and the party MLC Sushil Namoshi, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Manoj said here.

The trio had been accused violating the Religeous Institutions Misuse Act by holding an election related meeting at Anjaneya Temple in Sanganakallu village last week.

The EC has already served show causes notices on the trio in this connection seeking their replies by tomorrow, he said.