Imphal, April 26,
CPI State Council has lodged a complaint against the miscreants who had assaulted its workers on re-poll day near Yambem polling station, 7/32-Yambem (C) under Andro Assembly constituency. An FIR (FIR No. 10 (4) 2019 ) has been registered under section 325, 427 and 34 of the IPC against the persons who had assaulted and vandalised the van that they were travelling.
Speaking to media persons at Irabot Bhavan, Dr Nara said that the allegations charged by workers on BJP against their workers of distributing money and disturbing the peaceful sanctity of election are completely false.
“The BJP workers should be ashamed for the re-poll as it was conducted as a result of misdeeds and malpractices using all the muscle and money powers” Nara said.
Highlighting the polling areas of the re-poll, Dr Nara said that all the four constituencies were the areas of the ministers and MLAs of the ruling party. He said that the re-poll was a complete proof of mass malpractice in the election in the said polling station.
“Instead of feeling ashamed they still tried to woo voters by means of money and muscle powers and threatened to take away the voting rights of the innocent people”, he added.
Dr. Nara further alleged that the BJP workers distributed money amounting to rupees one thousand to each voter on the re-poll day.
He further said that the re-poll was a moral victory for CPI and the incident of violence occurred due to provocation by persons who did not want the re-poll.
He appealed not to provoke any further violence and appeals to kibosh any post poll violence.
Nara further expressed confidence of winning the election. He stressed that the main reason behind the inability to conduct free and fair election is the present electoral system. He added that electoral reform is the need of the hour to conduct the election free and fair minimising the corruption.
He concluded that they the election is between wrong doer and justice seeker and hoped that justice would prevail this time.