"When I visited various polling booths Thursday, I noticed that at least 50,000 to 60,000 names were deleted from the electoral roll. In all, two lakh votes were deleted in Bengaluru," former deputy chief minister R Ashok claimed during a press conference.
The Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, also said that there is one set of rules for Goa and another for Karnataka. “The rules and laws are made for others. For BJP, there is a new policy to gain and retain power by all means,” it added.
"The BJP has not only won the elections but secured 49 to 50 per cent votes in (the three) north-east states. It shows the mandate is inclined towards the BJP. The poll outcome is also a boost for forthcoming assembly election in Karnataka," the chief minister said.