New Delhi, Oct 21: Flagging concern over delay in announcement of the Gujarat poll date, Rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday said it’s “not a good thing” and would raise questions on the credibility of the election commission.
Addressing media, he said “For the first time the poll panel has delayed in announcing dates for the assembly election, adding I don’t think it is good.
“People have reposed their faith in the Election Commission for long, and have trusted its credibility in testing times. Not announcing Gujarat election dates is not a good thing,” he asserted.
Yadav said that “democracy is the driving force of our Constitution. And the Election Commission till date has maintained its credibility.”
He said that earlier the Election Commission members would even in adverse circumstances maintain the neutrality of the poll panel and “act as an honest referral”.
The senior leader also took potshots at the BJP for maintaining different standards for itself and opposition leaders over the controversy surrounding BJP President Amit Shah’s son Jay.
“Jay Shah is a Shah-zada, and we should speak less about them. People here are fond of Shah-zadas. They (BJP) have different standards and laws for the opposition, which are not implemented on their own party members”, Yadav said.