GUWAHATI, March 30 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh on Sunday voiced its apprehension regarding the impartiality of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the State.
Addressing media persons here, general secretary of the party Santanu Bharali raised doubts about the neutrality of the CEO and said that despite ten written complaints submitted by the BJP in connection to Model Code of Conduct violation by the Congress, no action has been taken so far.
�By not taking any action on our written complaints, the CEO has raised doubts about his stand and neutrality,� said Bharali observing that the partisan stand of the CEO will hamper the election process as it will not be fair and free.
It needs to be mentioned here that the saffron party earlier had submitted written complaints against Ajmal and Himanta Biswa Sarma regarding violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The BJP had been insisting that Ajmal be arrested or put under house arrest for resorting to the communal card while campaigning for the ensuing Lok Sabha election.
Bharali further said that certain ministers including Himanta Biswa Sarma were taking recourse to making vituperative remarks against the BJP while addressing public meetings. �We have video footage of Himanta Biswa Sarma not exercising restraint while making public speech. Sarma had used malicious words for our prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and we are going to approach the Election Commission in this regard,� informed Bharali adding that the BJP is also going to submit a complaint against minister Ajit Singh for distributing money to voters.