New Delhi, Dec 4: The Congress on Tuesday approached the Election Commission demanding an action against BJP President Amit Shah for giving false statements in Telangana which may trigger communal violence there.
Taking strong exception to Shah’s remark, a Congress delegation led by former union ministers Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath submitted a memorandum to the poll panel seeking action against Shah.
“We’ve stated examples before Election Commission(EC) that Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) are being transported using private school buses which don’t have a number. They don’t have EVM tracking system.Nobody knows which EVM goes where”, told media.
Addressing a public gathering at Amangal in Ranga Reddy district on December 2, the BJP Chief accused the Congress of “minority appeasement”, claiming that the Congress in its manifesto promised free electricity only to mosques and churches in the state while leaving out the temples.
Contrary to Shah’s claims, the Congress manifesto has vowed free electricity supply not only to mosques and churches but also to temples and other places of worship.
The Congress delegation also raised objection over the pre-dawn preventive detention of its state unit’s Working President Revanth Reddy, ahead of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s election rally in Vikarabad district.
“The way Reddy was arrested at 3 a.m. without giving any reason indicates the government’s intention of hurting the Congress by all means. We have urged the Election Commission to take notice of that and ensure that no such arrests are made during the polls,” said Sibal.
Elections to the 119-member Telangana Assembly are slated for December 7.