BJP, JSP urge ECI to rescind Tirupati bypoll, issue fresh notification
The BJP and the Jana Sena Party (JSP) have urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to rescind the byelection to the Tirupati (SC) Parliamentary constituency and issue a fresh notification instantly after the declaration of the outcomes of the MPTC/ZPTC polls on April 10.
A delegation of the 2 events has additionally appealed to the ECI to provoke appropriate disciplinary motion in opposition to the State’s Chief Secretary and the officers of Chittoor and Nellore district, together with the Collectors and the Superintendents of Police for allegedly violating the ECI’s Constitutional mandate and authority.
In a memorandum to the ECI, BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Sunil Deodhar, G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, Om Pathak Neerraj, C.M. Ramesh and Y.S. Chowdary and JSP political affairs committee chairman Nadendla Manohar said that the Tirupati Parliamentary constituency extends over Chittoor and Nellore districts and even whereas the byelection course of was below means, the State Election Commission (SEC) issued a notification for resuming the MPTC and ZPTC elections that had been stalled in March 2020 due to COVID.
They stated the Chief Secretary and the Collectors and Superintendents / Commissioners of Police of Chittoor and Nellore districts the place the expanse of the Tirupati Parliamentary constituency is situated, have proven utter disregard to the ECI’s Model Code of Conduct which is in vogue for the byelection.
The marketing campaign for the byelection has thus been vitiated and the purity of election hampered.
Leaders of the alliance complained to the ECI that the federal government and its officers intentionally really useful to the SEC to conduct the paused elections to MPTCs/ ZPTCs on April 8 in order to intervene with the Tirupati byelection, thereby jeopardising its purity and sanctity by searching for to give an undue benefit to the successful occasion by fixing April 10 because the date of declaration of outcomes of the MPTC and ZPTC elections when the marketing campaign for Tirupati byelection could be in progress.
Since the notification for MPTC and ZPTC elections was issued on April 1, the marketing campaign of the BJP and the JSP had been severely hampered by the district officers, who cited the Code of Conduct which is relevant for native physique polls.
Permission is being denied to conduct the Lok Sabha byelection marketing campaign for 48 hours earlier than April 8 on the pretext of SEC election pointers. Further, simultaneous elections had been creating confusion amongst voters about symbols of the political events.
While a ‘glass tumbler’ has been the image of the JSP, the identical has been allotted to a candidate of Navataram occasion within the Tirupati byelection, they stated.