New Delhi: As the Election Commission is expected to announce dates of Lok Sabha elections at 5 pm on Sunday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) raised questioned on its timing claiming the decision has been made on cues of central government.
“Does the election Commission function from the BJP office? In 2014, the election was announced on March 5. In the past five days, Modi ji has conducted several rallies and attended public meetings. The announcement on election dates to come after Modi’s rally in Ghaziabad,” tweeted AAP leader Sanjay Singh. He also mocked the poll panel for barring political parties from using photographs of defence personnel.
Echoing similar tone, BSP supremo Mayawati hit out at PM Modi saying,”With the announcement of much-awaited election dates for Lok Sabha elections, the code of conduct would become operational saving the country from Modi’s empty promises and huge expenditures on government programs but the people have to be alert of other gimmicks.”
The poll panel has called a press conference at the more spacious Vigyan Bhavan at 5 PM. The Election Commission on Saturday conducted a review meeting as part of its preparations for the staggered elections to elect 543 members to the Lok Sabha.