Bengaluru: Sumalatha Ambareesh's supporters have filed a complaint with the Election Commission regarding a fault in Nikhil Kumaraswamy's nomination that he filed on March 25. They have demanded that his nomination be rejected.

Sumalatha's supporters have alleged that Nikhil had filed nominations in the old format and alleged that the deputy commissioner asked Nikhil to file a new set with the upgraded format and received the same from him illegally on Wednesday.

Tuesday was the last date to submit the nominations in the first phase of the election.

According to the new format the affidavit column is eight columns, but the old format contains six columns.

However, as per reports, deputy commissioner Manjushree has claimed that making corrections in the form will not make a nomination invalid. “There was a mistake in Form 26 and we had given a checklist to the candidate that was set right. The rejection of nomination is a rumour,” she reportedly said.