Lok Sabha Election 2019

Leh scribes seek FIR against J&K BJP president for 'cash-for-votes' bid

Journalists of the Press Club Leh (PCL) on Saturday filed a police complaint against BJP’s state president Ravinder Raina and MLC Vikram Randhawa for “offering bribe to swing votes” in upcoming polls in Ladakh on May 6.

“After a press conference on May 2, these two leaders tried to bribe the media persons by offering money in envelops in a bid to use our platform to influence the outcome of the elections,” seven journalists of the PCL wrote in the complaint addressed to the Station House Officer (SHO).

Seeking First Information Report (FIR) against the BJP leader, the journalists said: “We showed our anguish at their attempt. The press fraternity of Ladakh strongly condemns the violation of the Model Code of Conduct.”

The BJP said it will look into such allegations. “Our party has no such tradition. The party will look into it and take appropriate measures,” BJP state general secretary Ashok Kaul told The Hindu.

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