Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Goel calls upon Delhi’ites to set up new record for voting on December 4
The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party President Shri Vijay Goel today expressed concern over use of unfair means by Congress party such as distribution of liquor, cash and gifts to influence the voters. Shri Goel met Delhi”s Chief Electoral Officer Shri Vijay Dev yesterday after he was physically assaulted by Congress goons in Model Town and apprised him of his concerns.
There are a number of sensitive polling booths and areas in the city which could be vulnerable and we have urged the Election Commission to make adequate arrangements to check any such attempts as BJP is in favour of free and fair elections.
“However we have strong reasons to suspect that our rivals are indulging in unfair practices which are not only unethical but also illegal. Attempts to bribe voters are condemnable and Election Commission should ensure that no such nefarious designs are successful. The BJP, as a responsible party is cooperating Election Commission and wherever we come to know about any such activities, the party activists are informing the authorities concerned. However, we would urge the authorities to act swiftly.”
Shri Goel further informed that in the case involving attack by Congress activists in Model Town on him and BJP candidate from this seat Shri Ashok Goel yesterday, an FIR has been registered. This was a well planned physical assault in which vehicles carrying BJP leaders were damaged.
The Delhi BJP President said that there are enough reasons to believe that the Congress candidate from the area Kanwar Karan Singh was the mastermind behind this attack.
Shri Goel reiterated that the BJP will not be deterred by use of such unfair means by its rivals and it candidates will contest in the true spirit of democracy. Shri Goel also appealed all Delhi voters to come out and exercise their right to vote. “Voting is not only our right but it is also our duty and I am sure that Delhi will register a record breaking voting percentage and set an example for the rest of the country,” he added.