Congress complains against BJP leaders for violation of election code of conduct

Panaji: The Congress party on Tuesday filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for violating the model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha elections.

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) vice-president Sunil Kawathankar met Union Minister of State for Tourism and BJP candidate from North Goa constituency Shripad Naik, his son North Goa Zilla Parishad President Siddhesh Naik, BJP South Goa candidate Pallavi Dempo, Power Minister Sudin Dhavalikar. And filed a complaint against. Inox Multiplex, Porvorim.
In the complaint against Shripad, he was accused of appealing to voters to vote for BJP through a post on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter).
The complaint against Pallavi Dempo was for allegedly appealing to the voters of polling booth number 15 of Panaji assembly constituency to vote for the BJP. He was also accused of appealing to the voters of Ponda Assembly constituency to vote for BJP.
In a complaint filed against Siddhesh, Kavthankar alleged that he was roaming in the polling station of Government Primary School, Sao Pedro-Ribandar wearing a T-shirt which read ‘Modi Once More 2024’, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ‘It was written.
In the complaint against Sudin, Kavthankar accused him of saying at a polling booth in Markaim that people would vote for Pallavi in large numbers.
The complaint against INOX Multiplex, Porvorim was that it was running BJP advertisements on the day of polling.
Similarly, Kambharjua MLA Rajesh Phaldesai was accused after he was seen wearing a muffler with the BJP party symbol at a polling booth at Government Primary School, Malar-Old Goa.
Kavthankar told that the indelible ink applied on the fingers of voters is disappearing after washing hands.
He said that there were complaints regarding VVPATs and cited the example of polling station number 23 in Curchoram Assembly constituency where VVPAT slips were not falling into the box when voting was done on EVMs and no satisfactory action was taken even after concerns were raised. Presiding Officer.
The GPCC vice president said that faulty EVMs and not allowing entry of polling agents inside the polling stations were the primary issues across the state, which slowed down the voting process significantly, thereby discouraging voters.

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