Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has approached the Karnataka High Court requesting it to quash a summons served upon him by a lower court in connection with an election petition.
The JFMC Court at Gokak in Belagavi district has issued summons to Yeddyurappa to appear personally on Sept 1 with respect to a case alleging that Yeddyurappa sought votes in the name of caste in byelections in the state last year.
The incident took place during byelections to 10 constituencies in 2019 caused by the resignation of Congress and JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka.
The resignations helped the BJP to capture power in Karnataka. While campaigning in Kagawad, Yeddyurappa allegedly sought votes in the name of caste and religion.
Though the police investigated the case and gave a report that no such incident had taken place, a private case was filed in the JFMC court at Gokak. The court had issued notice to Yeddyurappa to appear before the court personally....