Bengaluru: Former chief ministers Siddaramiah and H D Kumaraswamy were taken aback over the announcement of fresh polling dates for 15 Assembly seats on December 5.Earlier, the byelections were scheduled on October 21, which was stands cancelled, following the Supreme Court interim order on 17 disqualified MLAs case recently.
In his tweet, Mr Kumaraswamy posted that, ''the EC appeared to be confused about the process, even as it has announced election date "without any clarity" on the Model Code of Conduct and other related issues. How can a constitutional authority be in such a state of confusion''
Mr Siddaramaiah said it was another instance of the EC, giving the impression that it was acting as a ''puppet'' in the hands of the BJP. ''Congress is ready to face polls, but the EC's move was giving rise to suspicion'', he added.(UNI)