With a few weeks left for the Lok Sabha elections in the state, the political parties are all out to impress the voters or defame their rivals. Alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of intentionally posting communal photographs and statements on its website, Congress has appealed to the Election Commission (EC) demanding a through probe into the matter.
Addressing the media on Sunday, president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), Arjun Modhwadia said: “Why is it that during every elections, BJP tries to instigate communalism in the country?
Since long, BJP has been spreading communalism in the name of development and they are trying to create disturbances and differences among people.” He also alleged that such an act was intentional on part of the BJP.
The Congress also recalled the recent incidents where BJP tried to spread communalism when the party promised to construct Ram mandir if they come in power and when Amit Shah recently said in Muzzafarpur to vote for the BJP to take revenge.
He also asked why Junagadh website of the party had been hacked and not of other cities, which raises several questions on the intentions. “All these indicate how BJP has been trying to instigate communalism. We demand strict enquiry into this matter and the EC should investigate and bring out the culprit,” added Modhwadia.
The party also questioned on what basis the BJP was trying to woo voters. “Just fake promises on development is not enough. BJP has yet not prepared its manifesto for the country and are still not clear what they are going to do for the country when in power. On the other hand, we've prepared a detailed manifesto and included 'Right to Health', 'Right to have a house' under our ghar nu ghar scheme etc.
Charges false, says BJP
Denying the allegations made by Congress, state BJP general secretary, Vijay Rupani said: “It's false that we have tried to instigate people through this. We complained to the Junagadh police in the afternoon and the contents were removed instantly, after knowing that it was hacked. Recently, facebook account of Congress's Dilip Sanghani was hacked and two Congressmen, who posted anti-Modi messages on Sanghani's facebook wall, were caught by the police.”