Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) lodged an FIR at the Dispur police station against Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP National president JP Nadda, BJP state president Ranjeet Dass among other members of BJP for alleged violation of the Election commission of India’s Model code of conduct.
The Congress party has alleged that BJP’s top brass has tried to influence and deceive the voters for the remaining two phases of the election across poll-bound Assam by issuing advertisements camouflaged as Political predictions as Headlines on front pages of various newspapers throughout Assam dated March 28, 2021.
The FIR copy reads, “The present matter pertains to the ongoing general elections in the state of Assam wherein the BJP after realizing that their defeat is inevitable, has resorted to desperate illegal and unconstitutional methods to influence the voters across the state. In a pre-planned conspiracy and in order to deceive the defraud the voters of the state of Assam Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP National president JP Nadda, BJP state president Ranjeet Dass among other members of BJP, willfully and knowingly have issued advertisements camouflaged as Political predictions as Headlines on front pages of various newspapers throughout Assam by which the said persons have disseminated false outcome of the results of the phase-I of voting in the state of Assam and have falsely claimed that “BJP to win all constituencies of Upper Assam.”
Assam Congress had earlier submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India (ECI) against the BJP party for the same and appealed for immediate intervention into the matter.
The memorandum undersigned by the Chairman Legal Department, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Niran Borah has also urged the ECI to stop the circulation of the news item in all forums including electronic media, social media etc.
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