Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blasted the Congress party’s poll campaign for party senior Digvijay Singh and lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner and the State Chief Electoral officer accusing the Congress of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by promising Congress workers and other citizens jobs if they help the party in garnering votes at the polling booth level.
The BJP has pointed out through its complaint that at an election meeting held at Narmada Bhawan on 3 April, which was attended by Digvijay Singh, who is in the electoral fray for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, State Cabinet Minister PC Sharma had announced that the party workers and others would be rewarded with jobs in the municipal corporation if they help in ensuring Congress candidate’s victory at the booth level.
This announcement, it has been claimed, was greeted with the slogan “booth jitao naukri pao” (ensure victory at the booth and get rewarded by a job).
The BJP has also named Digvijay’s son, Jaivardhan Singh, State Cabinet Minister for Urban Development and Housing stating that even he was present when municipal jobs were being promised at the election meeting.
The BJP has demanded action against all allegedly involved in violating the MCC.
The BJP has handed over video CD and press clippings as evidence.
The signatories to the complaint lodged on behalf of the BJP are: Shantilal Lodha, Convener BJP Campaign Committee, SS Pippal, Member BJP Election Committee, and Rahul Kothari, National Vice President BJP Yuva Morcha (youth wing of the party).