Bengaluru: The BJP unit of Karnataka, headed by general secretary and senior leader Aravind Limbavali, MLA met the election commissioner today. The purpose of meeting the Election Commission was to lodge a complaint against AICC president Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Surjewala, the chief spokesperson of the Congress. The unit also urged strict action against the duo.

Speaking to media after meeting the Election Commission, Arvind Limbavali said that the Congress was inclined to spreading lies against BS Yeddyurappa and therefore was resorting to fibs in order spoil his reputation.

Last week, Randeep Surjewala had released a diary, allegedly containing details of the then chief minister BS Yeddyurappa giving money to senior BJP leaders like LK Advani to the tune of crores. The diary also contained signatures of BS Yeddyurappa.

But Yeddyurappa had categorically refuted the allegations, saying the signatures in the diary were forged. In what came as a fillip to him, an officer of the IT department too said that there were no merits in the diary.

On Sunday, BJP MLA Suresh Kumar had sought the arrest of Randeep Surjewala and had informed that his party would consider taking legal action against him. He had also sought an apology from Rahul Gandhi as he had taken a jibe at Modi, basing his argument on the diary recovered.

The unit also brought to the notice of the Election Commission the alleged rampant misuse of government machinery by the ruling government in altering conditions to the contestants of its choice. In this regard, the unit complained to the EC as to how the Mandya JD(S) candidate took over two hours to file his nomination, thereby blocking the national highway and inconveniencing the public.

That apart, the BJP unit also complained about how actor Darshan’s house was vandalised and how a JD(S) MLA issued incendiary and provocative speeches against the Prime Minister of the nation.