The Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally that was conducted in Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday morning was busted by police and election commission officials after cash were found in two cars of a BJP convoy.
The Congress claimed the BJP is using cash for votes, and bribing crowds to gather in large numbers. The party has asked the Election Commission to file a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy.
Just hours before the rally, the officials recovered cash worth INR₹ 1.8 crore. Two cars which contained the stash were part of a BJP convoy.
Ahead of elections, more than INR₹ 6 crore in cash has been seized in Arunachal Pradesh.
One of the cars had INR₹ 1 crore, belongs to Dr. Dengi Perme, candidate for the Mebo assembly constituency. The other car, which contained Rs. 80 lakh, belongs to state’s transport department, but was allegedly being used by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.
The Chief Minister Pema Khandu, admitted that money was recovered but also added that an investigation under the Election Commission will reveal all the details.
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala questioned whether the cash was meant to influence the voters to vote the Prime Minister. Surjewala said, “Next question, is this the same amount from that 80 lakh crore black money? Does this not prove Chowkidar chor hai? Is this not a clear cut act of corrupt practice?”
Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu on Congress allegations: It's absolutely wrong. ‘Cash for Vote’ is rather practiced by Congress party. Investigation under Election Commission will reveal all the details. We have got the info that it has been recovered from a BJP candidate's car. pic.twitter.com/VOcxxseP3d
— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2019
Source : Various