Raipur: Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday alleged that BJP National President Amit Shah and four BJP candidates had violated rules by holding a massive public meeting and roadshow at heart of the city Jaistambh Chowk without prior permission from the Election Commission.
Former Mayor and member of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) Communication Committee Kiranmayee Nayak sent a complaint letter to Election Commission of India and State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)alleging that BJP National President Amit Shah along with four BJP candidates in fray from Raipur constituency including Brijmohan Agarwal, Shrichand Sundrani, Rajesh Munat, and Nande Sahu held a massive roadshow at Sadar Bazaar and Malviya Road on November 17.
Besides, a huge stage—20×20—was set up at Jaistambh Chowk where they addressed a public meeting on the same day at around 8:15 pm. CPCC alleged that all this was done without prior permission and demanded to register a case against BJP president and other four BJP candidates and to include all the cost for doing such in the four candidate’s election expenditure.
CPCC also alleged that the District Electoral Officers and District Superintendent of Police are forcing their subordinates to cast their vote in favour of ruling BJP through postal ballots. State Congress general secretary Girish Dewangan sent a complaint letter in this regard to Chief Electoral Officer stating that they are continuously receiving complaints regarding derangement in polling through postal ballot from across the state. Dewangan said that this is a serious issue regarding transparent and fair elections.
In the complaint letter, CPCC demanded Chief Electoral Officer provide detailed information on how many postal ballots have been allotted to voting and security personnel for casting their vote in state assembly elections. Besides they demanded to provide information whether the postal ballots are kept in strong rooms or not.