BJP approaches EC against Congress-RJD-JD(U)
The BJP on Friday knocked on the doors of the Election Commission blaming the JD(U)-RJD-Congress of making attempts to disturb communal harmony in Bihar during the ongoing five-phased assembly polls. The memorandum blamed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Janata Dal-United's Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad for flaring up communal sentiments in the state.
"The RJD-JD(U)-Congress are trying to disturb communal harmony in Bihar Assembly elections for last several days," a memorandum submitted to the Election Commission by BJP said. The memorandum was signed by union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh, Sudhanshu Trivedi, Sambit Patra and Siddharth Nath Singh. The letter quoted Rahul Gandhi saying in an election rally: "The BJP wants to get votes by making Hindu and Muslims fight each other."
It also blamed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, and JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar have been making provocative and personal statements against the BJP leaders to communally polarize the situation in Bihar," it said. BJP also took on Lalu Prasad for calling BJP president Amit Shah a "man-eater".
"Statements of Lalu Yadav against Amit Shah that "man-eater has become mad", calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "brahma-pishach" are highly condemnable and such statements violate election code of conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act," the BJP said.
"These statements are a conspiracy to disturb communal harmony in the state." The BJP urged the Election Commission to ensure free and fair elections in Bihar, and monitor the conspiracy of the RJD-JD(U)-Congress behind such statements. "The Election Commission should take strict action against such statements," it added.