SHILLONG, May 15 - The ruling Congress in Meghalaya has charged Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with distributing hate pamphlets ahead of the Tura Lok Sabha by-election.
The pamphlet has allegedly warned people to either convert or else leave �Hindusrashtra� soon apart from declaring that Christianity will be �erased� by 2021.
The Congress, which has condemned this, has also lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner in Delhi demanding an immediate probe into the matter.
�These anti-social elements are terrorising the general voters of the constituency by disturbing the hate pamphlets across the 2-Tura (ST) Parliamentary Constituency.
�There is a strong apprehension that these anti-social elements will cause disturbance and chaotic situation in elections,� the state congress said in a statement.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the groups were trying to spread communal disharmony to hamper the ongoing by-polls and urged the electorate to not get disconcerted and maintain peace and harmony. The Returning Officer has directed West Garo Hills district SP Mukesh Singh to file an FIR against unknown miscreants involved in the act.
Campaigning ended at 4 pm yesterday with no untoward incidents, except for the reported hate speeches involving the Congress candidate and Chief Minister Mukul Sangma�s wife Dikkanchi D Shira earlier this month, Chief Election Officer F R Kharkongor told PTI.
Although the ruling Congress has 13 out of the 14 MLAs in the five districts the constituency is spread over, PA Sangma�s son Conrad K Sangma of the NPP feels he has an edge over Dikkanchi as his father has been their leader for a very long time. � PTI