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Parties indulge in blame game

Complaints and counter-complaints were filed by political parties against one another throughout the day as the campaigning took place at Maloya for the ward 7 by-election.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 12, 2012 4:52:05 am

Complaints and counter-complaints were filed by political parties against one another throughout the day as the campaigning took place at Maloya for the ward 7 by-election.

Arguments were witnessed between the BJP and Congress workers in Maloya Colony. The incident occurred in the morning when BJP candidate Bindu Rani along with her father-in-law Mam Chand Rana and her husband were going from door to door seeking votes. An argument ensued with Congress worker Hem Raj Sharma as the campaigners came near his residence.

Sharma called the police and alleged that he was threatened by the BJP members. Mam Chand,however,claimed that they were only campaigning in the area. Police officials stated that both sides had been heard and the matter was being investigated.

Later in the evening,the police were informed that the BSP for holding its rally was drawing electricity from a kundi connection for the microphone. The rally was being held at Maloya Colony near the election office of the Congress. Police reached the spot. It was found that electricity was being drawn from a house in the area and not through a kundi connection.

A BSP leader said that the police found nothing wrong with the electricity connection. He added that the complaint seemed to have been made as the rally was close to the Congress’s election office.

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