Punjab: SAD-BJP delegation meets Governor VP Singh Badnore, demands fresh election to Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

An SAD-BJP delegation met Punjab governor Badnore and urged him to direct the state government to scrap the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation poll process

PTI February 27, 2018 07:34:37 IST
Punjab: SAD-BJP delegation meets Governor VP Singh Badnore, demands fresh election to Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

Chandigarh: An SAD-BJP delegation on Monday met Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore and urged him to direct the state government to scrap the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation poll process and hold elections afresh.

Punjab SADBJP delegation meets Governor VP Singh Badnore demands fresh election to Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

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The delegation was led by senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Dinesh Kumar and Rajinder Bhandari.

They accused the Congress of resorting to "unprecedented violence" along with "booth capturing and rigging" and alleged that democracy had been "murdered".

Polling to 95 wards of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation took place on 24 February with stray incidents of violence including vandalism and firing incident marring the elections.

The SAD-BJP delegation demanded that polling be held again.

They alleged that Congress leaders "misused" police personnel deployed there, indulged in "booth capturing and bogus voting", as well as intimidating SAD-BJP workers.

The delegation urged the governor to direct the Ludhiana administration to register cases against Congress' Ludhiana MP Ranveet Singh Bittu and MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

It is also requested that the governor directs the administration to withdraw all false cases registered against SAD-BJP workers immediately.

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