Ramanagara: After quitting BJP, Ramanagara candidate Chandrashekhar  not only joined Congress, but also  stopped BJP agents from entering 277 polling booths.

Chandrashekhar quit the party just two days before the Karnataka by-election. Though he is a Congress member now, his name is shown in the EVMs as BJP candidate, as he withdrew his nomination much after the last date to do so. 

In addition, Chandrashekhar also submitted Form 9 and announced that he has annulled Padmanabh's position as his chief election agent. Thus making sure that Padmanabh's signature on any election-related document becomes invalid with immediate effect. 

This has also resulted in the letters of approval given to all booth-level BJP agents turning invalid. Hence, they are forced to stay away from the polling booths.

The election officer Krishnamurthy informed the same to the booth-level BJP agents. 

The development also means that BJP agents cannot be present even during the counting of votes. 

Chandrashekhar had not only quit BJP, but also extended his support to JD(S) candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy, who would have been his contender, if he had continued to contest election. 

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