Nagaon, April 17, 2019
A Congress leader has alleged the flying squad of Election Commission deployed at the Nagaon constituency of “misconduct” while checking their vehicle.
Basudev Chetry, President of Margherita Block Congress along with the secretary had visited the party’s Nagaon candidate for Lok Sabha Elections, Pradyut Bordoloi to take stock of the situation ahead of the poll-bound constituency.
As per the Congress leader, while they were on their way, the flying squad stopped them and “unnecessarily” interrogated them.
“We were not even campaigning. We were just talking to random people here when the flying squad stopped us and checked our vehicles. But as we moved ahead, they stopped us again and started misbehaving with us for no specific reason. They dirtied our car and threw away our food.”, alleged Chetry.
He further added, “We think they are working as per the orders of the BJP. In fact, we have spotted two bottles of liquor in their possession. Upon questioning they said that they have seized the bottles which checking but failed to produce any papers, “.
Five parliamentary constituencies of Assam will go to polls in the Second Phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 18th, 2019.
If in the first phase, the spotlight was on Tezpur Lok Sabha seat, in the second phase, Nagaon Lok Sabha seat is creating the buzz. This year, the BJP will have a direct fight with the Congress as the All India United Democratic Front has decided not to contest the seat, giving a heads up for the Congress to woo the minority votes.
Congress leader, Pradyut Bordoloi will fight against BJP candidate, Rupak Sarma for the Lok Sabha seat.