Manish Tewari says BJP threatening Congress MLAs, their families in Gujarat to vote in a 'particular manner'

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that the BJP was threatening Congress MLAs and their families ahead of Rajya Sabha elections and pressurising them to "vote in a particular manner" in Gujarat.

File image of Manish Tewari. AFP

File image of Manish Tewari. AFP

Accompanied by party leader Anand Sharma, Tewari gave a memorandum to the Election Commission saying: "Earlier they were threatening our MLAs and now they are threatening their families that if you (MLAs) did not vote in a particular manner (as the BJP tells them to vote) on 8 August, they should be ready to bear the consequences."

"You misuse the police and the government machinery. What kind of democracy is this?" Tewari asked.

He said that when the MLAs were taken to a "safe place", the Bharatiya Janata Party started threatening their families. "Such harassment and murder of democracy has never happened."

Since Thursday, six legislators of the Congress have resigned from the party and joined the BJP. To avoid poaching of its MLAs, the Congress has shifted its 44 MLAs from Gujarat to a private resort in Bengaluru.


Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 20:57 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See