STATE TIMES NEWS
Vijaypur: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has accused Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of allegedly trying to rig scheduled Urban Local Body elections in the State with the support of Election Commission.
Expressing apprehensions about conspiracy to rig elections, former minister and Congress’s district president of Samba, Manjit Singh alleged that for ULB polls, names of villagers are being allegedly included in the voter lists and these lists, are not being made public or provided to the people.
“The officials of Election Commission at ground level are working under the influence of BJP legislators and there is every possibility of rigging in ULB polls,” alleged Manjit Singh. Singh was speaking before the monthly meeting of Congress workers at Vijaypur.
The former minister said that “The Election Commission has scheduled elections half heartedly with a motive to benefit a particular political party (BJP).”
Even as third phase of scrutiny of electoral rolls has been conducted, but they have yet not provided election lists to the people and the lists are being prepared under the pressure of a political party.
“J&K, Governor, Satya Paul Malik must intervene to see how fraudulent voter lists are being prepared. It means, elections are mere joke and alleged that EROs are working under pressure from a political party (BJP),” he alleged while seeking intervention of Governor Satya Pal Malik because under present circumstances in Samba district.
He alleged that “People do not know who are contesting elections and whose names have been rejected by the Election Commission.”