Rights group asks EC to act against V K Singh

Rights group asks EC to act against V K Singh

A rights group on Tuesday approached the Election Commission against BJP candidate Gen V K Singh for allegedly flaunting a banner “inciting communal prejudice and ill-will against minorities”.

The Centre for Democracy (CFD) has taken objection to the slogan in banners put up by the BJP in Ghaziabad constituency where the former Army chief is trying to open a political battlefront.

“They say that the minorities have the first claim on the natural resources of the country, Modi says that it is the farmers of the country whose claim is first,” CFD said.

In the letter to the Commission, CFD General Secretary N D Pancholi said the slogan is “clearly divisive and intends to cause hatred and ill-will” against the minorities.

He alleged that it was an appeal on communal lines to secure votes. “It is clearly in violation of the model code of conduct. You are requested to take appropriate action against the BJP,” the letter said.

Earlier, the CFD had approached the Commission against Delhi Police for conducting a press conference to announce the arrests of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists saying such briefings give a communal tinge to enable communal elements in the election fray, including the ruling party, to utilise the same for electoral advantage.