BENGALURU: Days before the BBMP elections, a person put up his vote for sale online on Quikr. The post, which was put up on August 19, was viral by Friday.
The user claims to be a resident of Bannerghatta Road. The post reads, “I am a regular voter. I have decided to sell my vote for the forthcoming elections to the highest bidder. I am expecting Rs 10,000 for my vote. Why? All scams in the BBMP sum up to Rs 5,000 cr, that is Rs 250 cr per ward. You need 5,000 votes to win a ward. So (with) an investment of Rs 5 crore (per ward), the winner can make up to Rs 250 crore over five years.”
Express could not get a response from the user. SEC P N Srinivasachari said, “It is an offence and voting is a sacred right. We will look into the matter.”