Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar has called out the poll panel of bias, alleging that election regulating body is acting as the 'agent of the BJP'
The grandson of B. R Ambedkar, accused the Election Commission of acting as an 'agent of the BJP' and stated that the Election Commissioner will be 'jailed' if he is voted to power.
While addressing a public gathering at Yavatmal, he further said that the EC cannot block anyone from speaking over the ghastly Pulwama attack, stating that the 'Constitution has given us the right to speak'
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) president said, "Election Commission says, you should not speak about Pulwama. But we will speak. You do not have a right. The Constitution has given us a right to speak."
"Let us come into power and we will send the Election Commission to jail for 2 days if it doesn't remain neutral, if it doesn't act like an umpire, if it works as a member of the BJP."
The Election Commission under the Model Code of Conduct has stated that there should not be any talks around Pulwama terror attack where 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred.
On Wednesday, AAP wrote to the Election Commission complaining against the launch of PM Modi's NaMo TV, and questioned if BJP approached the Media Certification committee that is established to certify the contents of the telecast and even the cost of the telecast. They further questioned if this is not the violation of MCC that came into force on March 10, after the EC announced the poll dates.
Congress' Kapil Sibal too met with the EC objecting BJP's misuse of Doordarshan by the government in broadcasting certain speeches made by PM Modi.
While the 543 seats of 29 states and 7 Union Territories will go into polls in seven phases beginning from April 11 till May 19. The counting of votes for all the states is scheduled to take place on May 23.
(With ANI inputs)