Chandigarh-The INDIA bloc launched a scathing assault on the Bharatiya Janata get together (BJP) after their act of treason and unconstitutional meddling within the Chandigarh Mayor elections. The leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress, in a joint press convention, termed the election as unconstitutional and unlawful fraud of the BJP.
AAP chief Raghav Chadha, Congress chief Pawan Bansal, AAP Chandigarh incharge Jarnail Singh, AAP chief Prem Garg and Congress Chandigarh President Harmohinder Singh Lucky addressed a press convention to show BJP’s treason to our structure and rejected the election.
Addressing the media, on Tuesday, AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Raghav Chadha mentioned that the Chandigarh mayoral election was a ‘farjiwada’, executed by the BJP. He mentioned that it’s unconstitutional, unlawful, anti-national and a treason, what the BJP simply did on this Mayor election. Chadha added that everybody is aware of that the INDIA bloc had 20 votes (13 AAP councilors and seven Congress councilors) and the BJP had 16 (14 councilors, 1 MP and 1 SAD councilor). So the BJP conspired in opposition to the democracy to win an election.
Chadha mentioned that first the presiding officer fell unwell and so they postponed the election until February sixth, however after we approached the honorable High Court, a brand new date of January thirtieth was determined for election. After cancelling the election on January 18th, BJP tried to execute their Operation Lotus and tried to poach our councilors however when they didn’t succeeded on this, they appointed Anil Masih, a BJP one who can also be their minority wing secretary, as the brand new presiding officer for this election. Chadha mentioned that on the time of counting no election brokers of their events have been allowed close to the counting desk, when that is the rule that each one election brokers are current on the time of counting and any vote that’s declared invalid first proven to the election agent and Deputy Commissioner and with their consent solely it may be declared invalid. But no guidelines have been adopted in counting and declaring the votes as invalid. Chadha mentioned that 8 out of 20 votes of the INDIA alliance have been declared invalid which is unprecedented within the historical past of Chandigarh Mayor elections, not even one vote of the BJP was invalid. He alleged that the presiding officer himself tampered with the poll papers to make votes of the INDIA alliance councilors invalid.
Chadha mentioned that no protocol or guidelines have been adopted on this election, current election officers or the DC did not not hearken to any objects of our councilors. He mentioned that usually when anybody raises any objection throughout election course of, DC and the election officer clear up these points earlier than persevering with however right here they continued this ‘farjiwada’ with out addressing something. They even took all of the poll papers and locked them in a room to cover their fraud.
AAP chief mentioned that this solely a Mayor’s election what is going to the BJP do within the common elections the place they are going to be going through the complete energy of the INDIA alliance. He added that the BJP desires to show India into North Korea, they solely need elections when they’re successful by rigging the entire system and election course of. He demanded an motion in opposition to the presiding officer and the BJP saying that Anil Masih needs to be arrested instantly because the individuals or any get together who’s liable for murdering our democracy don’t have any proper to roam freely.
Responding to a press release of Kirron Kher, Chadha mentioned that the BJP had certainly created historical past, historical past of murdering our democracy and structure, historical past of such fraud in Chandigarh Mayor election.
Raghav Chadha mentioned that the BJP is so afraid of the INDIA alliance that they’re adopting such unconstitutional routes to win an election. But, an motion needs to be taken on this case as quickly as potential in any other case the individuals will lose their religion within the election course of and our democracy. He additional mentioned that we should study from this complete incident. He urged the individuals of our nation to vote in 2024 to not defeat or win anybody, however to save lots of our democracy.
Addressing the media Congress chief Pawan Bansal mentioned that that is the Jangle Raj of the BJP that we’re preventing in opposition to. He mentioned that we (INDIA alliance) got here collectively to save lots of our democracy. In Chandigarh it was the start of INDIA vs BJP, however the unnerved BJP took unimaginative actions to win this election once they have been clearly shedding. First they postponed the election, then they tried to poach our councilors, then they appointed a BJP chief as presiding officer for this election who tempered with the poll papers of our councilors to invalidate the votes, their imposter presiding officer was doing all of it by himself when he’s there simply to supervise the election course of.
Bansal mentioned that even the media was not allowed inside to cowl the election. He mentioned that this was not an election however a disgusting joke of the BJP so, it has now grow to be far more necessary to defeat them. He mentioned that if the BJP got here to energy yet one more time in 2024 they might eradicate the election course of and kill our democracy.