Cong denies “frustrated” BJP’s allegation of blatant violation of code of conduct
Bjp fires salvo
ITANAGAR, Oct 09: With election due in three days, BJP and Congress today hurled
allegations at one another.
Alleging blatant violation of model code of conduct by the ruling Congress, Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) today said that the Election Commission of India must open their
eyes towards the happenings in the state in the run up to the Assembly election
due on Oct 13 last.
Opium is openly supplied to lure the voters in Tezu and Namsai, liquor becomes ‘in
thing’ and unlimited vehicles particularly two wheelers and four wheelers have been
plying for last two weeks in various parts of the state in the name of campaigning,
the BJP North East organisational incharge P Chandrasekhar Rao alleged and demanded
that the Election Commission intervene and stop the blatant violation of code of
Expressing concern over the over flow of liquor during election time,
Rao demanded that the returning officers of the district must collect the details
of the liquor sale from the whole sellers not only from the state but from the neighbouring
Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.
Addressing the media persons here today, the BJP leader claimed that opium is being
supplied openly in some parts of the state and no authorities including administration
and election officials are taking any step to check and prevent such brazen violation
of code of conduct.
Hundred of vehicles are lining up behind an INC candidate in many parts of the state
in the name of campaigning and hundreds of umbrellas have already been distributed
besides huge expenditure by the Itanagar INC candidate in print and electronic
media as a part of electioneering, Rao claimed. Are the returning officerd calculating
details of the expenditure of candidates against the amount of Rs 6 lakh fixed by
the EC, he questioned.
Roa also alleged the election officials from the state and Centre who have been monitoring
the election activities of keeping mum. Is the Election Commission part of the
Congress headquarter, he wondered.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the election process, BJP leader said as per EC’s
directives all contesting candidates have right to have the final voter’s list including
certificates from the returning officers, and knowledge about the EVM numbers being
dispatched to various polling stations, but in practice they are denied. Some voters’
list were provided to certain candidates that too without certificate of ROs. BJP
demanded that all the candidates be given the voters’ list and EVM numbers of respective
Criticising the Congress leader V Narayanswami for his alleged statement that ‘state
will face difficulties in getting central fund if Congress is not voted to power’
Rao said, ‘Narayansami had misused the power and we condemned it’.
Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin has been misusing the Govt machineries in Liromoba constituency,
the BJP NE incharge alleged and added that false cases are lodged against BJP
supporters and sympathizers in his constituency.
Demanding investigation into the crores of rupees amassed by the INC candidates,
BJP leader said democracy will become a joke in the hands of such crorepaties who
might have collected huge money with corruption means.
When asked, Rao disclosed that his party has already filed written complaints to
EC on certain issues.
Responding to a specific question, both Rao and former MP Tapir Gao said that “BJP
with its few candidates may also be a part of the next Govt”. Anything can be expected
in politics of the state, the leader duo said without giving details.