Imphal April 21,
Spokesperson of MPCC K Meghachandra clarified that the recent viral video regarding him questioning one police personnel is not a humiliation to the police individually.
Meghachandra said that he just questioned the police constable in a slightly higher tone as he was quite furious after INC inner candidate O. Nabakishore and his polling agents and election agent were not allowed to enter the polling station.
He said, he along with his team went to the polling station to lodge complaint to the Presiding Officer regarding the matter however his anger was fueled in seeing the police personnel standing idly.
He added that the incident occurred at polling station 7/40 Nongpok Keithelmanbi.
“I simply questioned the police personnel why he hasn’t complained to the higher authority if the situation can’t be controlled”, Meghachandra said.
The Congress MLA further stressed that in almost all the polling stations of Andro Assembly Constituency, proxy voting was done. He added that the agents of Congress were not allowed to sit in at least 16 polling stations by the BJP workers in Andro Assembly Constituency.
Recalling the day of the incident Meghachandra said that as he was selected as an observer for Congress of Andro assembly constituency by the high command and he was informed that their agent could not sit in the polling rooms.
He added that the Polling agent was found at his home as he was not able to sit in the polling station after being threatened by the BJP workers.
“As we went to complain regarding the matter to the Presiding officer, large number of womenfolk blocked us, Surprisingly a police personnel was found standing as a mute spectator idly instead of controlling the situation he just questioned him why has he not done his duty”, Meghachandra added.
He said that even though the tone might be a little high there isn’t any humiliation to the police individually.
He also appealed the people to look on both sides of the story.
“There have been no election conducted in Andro Assembly Constituency as 40/50 goons threatened and push out the Congress agents from any of the polling station in the constituency”, Meghachandra added.
“It was a total violation of political rights for the people”, he said and appealed to conduct free and fair election and asked the number of voters that Shyamkumar can get, if election was conducted free and fair.
Meghachandra also accused the BJP workers of assaulting an aged person and blamed the BJP government for not taking up any case against them.
The Congress MLA finally appealed the people to let them exercise the voting rights.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.
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S K Veino Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:47 Comment Link
Do you know who I am? Do you want your job terminated? Take down his name. And this is not provocative to police personnel, I saw one of my old classmate bupenda meetei also in the video, please MLA dont try to fool people, we live in modern era where we all have the evident prove of your presence and you statements. Just have the humility to apologize or be a silent spectator.
raj Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:33 Comment Link
I think the best option is to request ECI to hold repoll for whole constituencies of Andro again
Joy Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:22 Comment Link
That's not what it is about, I saw the video. All I remember is he asking the police man what is wrong with them sitting there as long as they caused no trouble. Let him also clarify the words he used. I will get u fire or fire u from your job. What about that one. That is the height of abuse of power or abusing the power of someone know to him. Should he be elected I pity the people who does vote for him and our land.