A Bhartiya Janata Celebration (BJP) delegation on Sunday met officers of the Election Fee (EC) to complain in regards to the alleged strongarm techniques of the primary opposition get together in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Celebration (SP), forward of the September 5 Ghosi bypoll.
The bypoll was necessitated after the SP’s OBC lawmaker Dara Singh Chauhan switched loyalties to contest afresh as a BJP candidate from the seat.
The BJP delegation, led by get together normal secretary Ram Pratap Singh, referred to as on EC officers quickly after the election campaigning in Ghosi ended Sunday. Whereas the BJP has opted for Dara Singh, the SP has gone for loyalist Sudhakar Singh, an higher caste candidate. Whereas Dara faces the ‘outsider’ tag (as he hails from Azamgarh), the SP candidate is accused of getting a doubtful repute.
The BJP delegation assembly the poll physique officers got here quickly after deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak accused the Samajwadi Celebration of partaking in unethical practices to affect the poll end result. Pathak campaigned extensively in Ghosi and camped there for days.
From the SP, get together veteran Shivpal Yadav has determined to camp in Ghosi proper until the polling to guard towards what he referred to as using unethical practices by the BJP. An SP delegation can also be anticipated to meet the election fee and lodge a grievance towards the BJP for allegedly misusing the official equipment to affect the by-poll outcome.
Nonetheless, Pathak referred to the reported assertion of SP candidate Sudhakar Singh of accusing the native police and threatening native cops as proof of the bullying techniques employed by the SP. The BJP chief additionally talked about about an FIR registered by a cop at Kopaganj police station in this regard.
Later, UP BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary in a written grievance to the election fee claimed that SP candidate was distributing money in Muslim- and Dalit-dominated villages.
“SP’s sector and booth-level lists have a point out of that as properly. The sector listing additionally carries signatures of SP’s Mau district chief in addition to normal secretary and in this listing the quantity of money given is talked about towards the title of every sales space president,” Chaudhary mentioned in his grievance.
“In villages like Maqdoompur, Gharauli, Baniapar… money is being distributed at sales space degree. Folks from outdoors are additionally coming into villages to threaten voters to vote for SP and this might vitiate the environment in Ghosi,” UP BJP chief mentioned in his grievance.
The UP BJP chief has sought the fee’s intervention in checking such ‘unethical practices.’
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