Villagers in UP (Uttar Pradesh) say that they were bribed by BJP Workers and that the workers forcibly applied the indelible ink on them today.
Residents of the Tara Jivanpur village and workers of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party held a protest outside their local police station and claimed that the villagers were bribed by 3 workers of the BJP.
A resident said, “They asked us if we’ll vote for the party. They told us now you can’t vote. Don’t tell anyone.”
The villagers added that 3 men from the party gave them Rs. 500 on Saturday.
The police told the villagers to register an FIR so that a probe will be launched for the incident.
Kumar Harsh, the Sub Divisional Magistrate, said, “Some residents of village Tara Jivanpur are alleging that ink was put on their hands and money was given to them so that they would not be eligible to vote. I can assure that all people who are eligible to vote in the constituency will be able to cast their vote, action will be taken against those who are found guilty.”
Harish Srivastava, the spokesperson of the BJP, said, “This is a ploy of our rivals to defame us. Why would the BJP do such things when we are already winning the seat by a huge margin?”
13 constituencies in UP are currently voting in the 7th phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
Here are the 13constituencies:
- Bansgaon (SC)
Yogi Adityanath, the CM (Chief Minister) of UP (Uttar Pradesh) said, “People are fighting this election for nation’s interest and if someone cannot understand this thing, his IQ is questionable. The entire election revolved around Modiji. With big achievements of his government during the last five years, the BJP will win the election.”
The vote count will be held on 23 May, 2019.