Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Pratul Shahdeo came down heavily on the Congress party on Sunday over pistol brandishing by the latter’s candidate in Daltonganj on Saturday. Shahdeo claimed that the incident brought international infamy and shame to the political party that ruled India for 70 years.
“These Congress leaders should have knowledge of basic law. 134(B) of the Representation of People’s Act 1951 clearly states that apart from the returning officer, presiding officer or police officer, no other person can carry a weapon even near the polling station. Section two of 134 (b) states that if a person does so, he can be arrested and he can be punished with imprisonment up to 2 years and fine,” said Shahdeo.
The party Spokesperson said that the manner in which Congress candidate and former Minister KN Tripathi was trying to shoot at the unarmed mob shows the feudal tendencies of the Congress party. “It shows that the Congress can go to any extent to win the election,” he added.
“Surprisingly the top leadership of the Congress has not expelled KN Tripathi from the party so far. The Congress party, which had always followed the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, has changed a lot in all these years. It has now become palpable,” said Shahdeo.
State General Secretary of Scheduled Tribes Front, Bindeshwar Oraon said that the tribal society has participated in the first phase elections. He said that the tribal community of the State is very happy with the work of BJP. The Government has laid siege to Sarna sites and other religious places. State President of Minority Front Sona Khan said that the work done by the Government in 5 years has benefited all sections of the society. Minority communities in the State have also benefited from the Government’s welfare schemes.