Chief Congress Officer Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to cancel the mail-in ballots for the November 3 by-elections in Madhya Pradesh as candidates have yet to receive the list of those. voters.
Earlier today, congressional workers staged a protest outside the office of the Chief Electoral Officer in Bhopal.
Later, a three-member delegation led by Mr. Singh met with officials from the Election Commission (EC).
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Singh said, “Our main demands have been that the mail ballots so far be spoiled and that a list of those voters be provided to all candidates.”
The congressman said officials had informed the EC would hold a meeting on the matter on Tuesday.
He also said transfers of government officials to bypass districts should be stopped and only officials against whom a complaint has been filed and verified should be removed.
Mr Singh alleged that some police officials were influencing voters in favor of the ruling BJP.
He thanked the EC for dismissing some police officers against whom complaints had been lodged.
“We keep an eye on the police officers against whom complaints come to us. We warn them that congressional leaders know how to deal with such items, whether we stay in government or not, even if we return to power,” Congress said. . veteran said.
Alleging that police in the Gwalior-Chambal region were doing “netagiri” (leadership), he said Congress took it seriously.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accused the state congressman Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh of threatening government officials and employees.
“Kamal Nath ji and Digvijay Singh ji threaten officers and employees these days after anticipating their possible defeat. Words as we will see, we will face are being used,” Chouhan said in a tweet.
“We appeal to the Electoral Commission to take cognizance of this issue suo motu”, he added.
28-seat Assembly by-elections in the state are scheduled for November 3.
Twenty-five of those seats became vacant after sitting congressmen resigned and joined the BJP, leading to the collapse of the state government led by Kamal Nath.
In addition, three seats have become vacant due to the death of their sitting MPs.
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