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UP: Samajwadi Party Accuses BJP Of Rigging Bypolls, Intimidating Voters


Two Lok Sabha seats are going for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Lucknow:

The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission alleging the ruling BJP was utilizing authorities equipment to win the bypoll to Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats, and demanded the ballot physique to concern directives without spending a dime and honest elections.

Ahead of the polling on Thursday, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav requested individuals to stay alert to the “lies” of the BJP and appealed them to vote for SP candidates within the bypolls.

The opposition social gathering, in its letter to the Chief Electoral Officer, Uttar Pradesh, claimed intimidation of voters, makes an attempt of rigging by the BJP and blocking votes of SP, within the bypolls slated for June 23.

The letter said that strict orders must be issued to officers for conducting free, clear and honest elections, in addition to cease the misuse of presidency equipment.

SP state unit president Naresh Uttam Patel mentioned the saffron social gathering was hell-bent on misusing energy because of the worry of defeat. Conspiracies are being made to implicate Samajwadi Party employees in false instances, he mentioned.

The social gathering mentioned, in its letter, that in lots of villages in Sagadi, Gopalpur and Mehnagar meeting constituency of Azamgarh, SP employees and village heads are being threatened by the administration underneath the stress of the federal government.

It has additionally been learnt {that a} checklist of lively employees of the SP has been ready by native BJP leaders and employees to cease the voters of the social gathering and disrupt voting, it mentioned.

The checklist has been given to police in order that these employees might be picked up from their homes with the assistance of respective station home officers, it alleged.

The social gathering additionally alleged that the ministers of the BJP authorities are forcing police station heads and authorities officers to win the elections.

The SP president, in an announcement, appealed to the voters to make sure the victory of social gathering candidates Dharmendra Yadav and Asim Raza in Azamgarh and Rampur, respectively.

“You (voters) should remain alert to the lies spread by the BJP. The saffron party is misleading people by circulating lies on social media. Both ‘Netaji’ (Mulayam Singh Yadav) and myself are not outsiders, but family members for Azamgarh people. We both were sent to parliament by the people of Azamgarh,” he mentioned.

For the individuals of Rampur, Akhilesh Yadav mentioned, “Azam Khan changed the face of Rampur with many development projects, and did tremendous work in the field of education. I appeal to people to vote for SP candidates in both the seats.” “People of Rampur are fed up with inflation, corruption and ‘bulldozer’. Whatever development it has was done under the previous SP regime,” he mentioned.

The SP chief asserted that voters of Azamgarh and Rampur are conscious that the BJP is a menace to democracy.

“The BJP is conspiring to end the human rights guaranteed in the constitution. Black laws are being imposed on the public. Not only women, even minor girls are becoming victims of rape. Scholarships are being snatched from students, ration from the poor, and honorarium from the farmers. The youth are victims of unemployment. Inflation is also on the rise,” he mentioned.

Mr Yadav additionally went on to say that folks contemplate the Samajwadi Party as the one possibility.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)



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