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7500 sarees allegedly meant to be distributed to voters seized from Byndoor co-op bank premises

7500 sarees allegedly meant to be distributed to voters seized from Byndoor co-op bank premises

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Feb 17, 2016: As many as 7500 sarees reportedly meant to be distributed  to voters  in view of the upcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections, were seized from the premises of the District Co-operative Bank premises at Byndoor on February 16, Tuesday during a raid by election officers. The Bank premises was sealed following the raid. It has been gathered that the raid  was conducted after some BJP members  including Nagaraj lodged a written complaint the previous night.


The raiding team was led by Block Education Officer Nagesh Naik who also happens to be the Presiding Section Officer.  The sarees were found in 13 bundles. Adequate police protection was provided to the raiding team.

Deepak Kumar Shetty, Vice President  of BJP Raitha Morcha who later spoke to reporters  alleged that  the sarees were stored with an intention  of distributing  them to the voters and luring them.

However, the Bank Manager Venkatesh Billawa has  denied the allegations and has claimed that the  sarees belonged to the Navodaya Rural Development Trust in Mangaluru. He also claimed that the sarees  the sarees which had remained after distribution to members of the Navodaya Self-Help Groups were stored in the Bank. He  said the Trust had relevant documents to prove its claim.

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Aneesh Nachappa, Madikeri Tue, February-16-2016, 11:56

This not something new. They offer many other things too and make fake promises til they earn a seat. Once they get the position they are unavailable to public ant get fooled easily.

Rinesh Shetty, Bengaluru Tue, February-16-2016, 11:34

The saree might have been purchased from the wholesaler, Looks cheap.

Narendranath, Mangalore Tue, February-16-2016, 11:29

For the sake of gaining public votes the the people who as participated in elections play a variety of tricks.

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