Denied of voting rights to its MPs, BJP walks out of Mayoral election

Denied of voting rights to its MPs, BJP walks out of Mayoral election

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-09-28 14:54 Bengaluru: BJP leaders stormed out of the Council during the Mayoral election today after Regional Commissioner denied voting rights to two of its MPs as they arrived late to the election.During the election, Regional Commissioner MV Jayanti stated that voting rights will not be given to two BJP MPs including Rajiv Chandrashekhar in the deputy mayor election. Protesting against this, BJP leaders led by former deputy chief minister R Ashok opposed the move and demanded that their leaders be given permission to vote.However, the regional commissioner stated as per the law, they would not be allowed to vote. But BJP leaders were in no mood to listen. They claimed that the MPS were attending Cauvery meeting convened by the chief minister at the Vidhana Soudha and hence they were delayed. This angered the Congress leaders, who mocked their concern for Cauvery.Irked over this, the BJP leaders tore the agenda papers and walked out of the meeting. They, later staged a protest in front of the Council.