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Cong, BJP engage in war of words over model code violation
Published on 10 Oct. 2009 12:08 AM IST
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With barely three days left for the October 13 Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, mud-slinging between the Congress and opposition BJP has reached a crescen do with both the parties accusing each other of violating the code of conduct. On one hand, the saffron party accused the Congress of misusing government machineries and alluring voters through money, liquor and opium. On the other hand, the Congress has termed it as a false propaganda and alleged the BJP of resorting to such ploy out of frustration having no agenda. ‘’The Election Commission has fixed an amount of minimum six lakh as expenditure for each candidate but ironically all the Congress candidates are spending without limit,’’ BJP northeast organisational in charge P Chandrasekhar Rao alleged during a press conference here today. ‘’Distribution of opium and liquor to voters in Lohit by Congress workers has proved the extent of violation of election code by the party,’’ Mr Rao pointed out and questioned the integrity of the election authorities and police for remaining as silent spectators. ‘’The EC has became a part of the Congress at the Centre and working on its whim,’’ Mr Rao claimed. Apprehending foul play in the election process, the party has demanded the EC to allow its workers to accompany the poll officials carrying electronic voting machines to the strong room after completion of the polling to ensure that nothing unwarranted happened. Dismissing the allegations of the BJP, AICC secretary and in charge of Arunachal V Narayanswami commented that the Opposition was spreading false propaganda to divert the attention of the voters. He, however, claimed that such rumours would not affect the prospects of the party in forming the next government with thumping majority, reported UNI. Addressing the media, the Union Minister of state for parliamentary affairs emphatically said the Congress was all set to return to power and victory of three candidates from Tawang unopposed was an indication to it. ‘’With people first as our election motto, the Congress is committed to the people of the state and will provide a stable and transparent government,’’ he added. He said the UPA government at the Centre was ‘’very liberal’’ and wanted Arunachal Pradesh to develop along with other Northeastern states. ‘’Arunachal should develop into a frontrunner state in the country and the UPA government will provide all assistance to transform it into reality,’’ he commented and denied any possibility of alliance with any parties.

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