Cong demands action against Amit Shah

Cong demands action against Amit Shah

Agency News

New Delhi, Dec 4: A Congress delegation on Tuesday complained to the Election Commission that BJP president Amit Shah is making false statements about the Congress manifesto in Telangana that could trigger communal violence and demanded that the poll body send a notice to him.

A delegation of senior leaders such as Ahmed Patel, Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath handed over a memorandum to Commission.

The party also said that there are complaints about the safety of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) from different districts in Madhya Pradesh.

They demanded action against the officers, who were responsible for the lapse, and keep them away from counting, which will happen on December 11.

Mr Shah had reportedly said that Congress manifesto promised free electricity to mosques and churches but not to temples and added that the opposition party had promised an educational grant of Rs 20 lakh to minority students if it came to power in Telangana.

However, Congress leaders told reporters here, that the statement made by the BJP president about the Congress manifesto is wrong.

“Whatever the BJP president said about this, there is nowhere in the party's manifesto. BJP president has given false statements on Congress’ election manifesto. He is trying to disturb the state’s atmosphere. We demanded the Commission to take action”, said Mr Sibal.

Congress leaders also took up the issue of arresting the party's Telangana working president Revanth Reddy at the wee hours.

“It is an attempt to harm the Congress party. We demanded the Commission to ask state government that on what basis he was arrested”, said Mr Sibal. (UNI)