BJP indulged in ‘cash for votes’ ahead of PM Modi’s Arunachal rally, alleges Congress

Randeep Surjewala
Randeep Surjewala, File Photo

New Delhi, April 3: The Congress on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of indulging in cash for votes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference Congress leader Randeep Surjewala alleged that cash amounting to Rs 1.8 crore distributed among the people before the PM’s rally.

In this regard, Surjewala also released a video purportedly of officials seizing huge amount of cash late on Tuesday night.

“Convoy of Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his Deputy Chowna Mein, BJP Arunachal Pradesh President Tapir Gao was raided at midnight and Rs 1.8 crore cash was seized”, he told media.

“This exposes the brazen corruption and poll violation as PM Modi holds a rally in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh today”.

The Congress communication chief asked why a case should not be filed against PM Modi and Khandu, among others, for violating the Representation of People’s Act.

He questioned, PM Modi must answer the cash that was seized is black money or white.

As per RPA, 1951, “if a candidate or political party is found with cash above a certain limit (₹50,000-₹1,00,000), and has no documents to explain the same in a reasonable manner, then the party shall prima facie be assumed to be using it for bribery”, Surjewala asserted.

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