KARNATAKA

BJP accused of using portraits of deities for electoral gains’

Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: Congress leader and former Minister M. Diwakar Babu has lodged a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner against the Bharatiya Janata Party for allegedly violating the model election code of conduct.

In his complaint, Mr. Diwakar pointed out that the BJP had used portraits of some deities in its posters, which were found and that was found to be in violation of the code of conduct.

He urged the Deputy Commissioner, who is also the District Returning Officer for the municipal elections to take immediate steps to remove the banners, besides initiating legal action against the party.

Speaking to presspersons here on Friday, Mr. Diwakar criticised the BJP for making false claims of undertaking development projects in the city during its regime, and added that not even a single programme had been implemented by it.

‘Hollow promises’

“Except for making hollow promises, the achievements of the BJP during its five-year tenure in the city was nothing. All programmes implemented were introduced during the Congress regime. Dr. Rajkumar park was developed by the Bellary Agenda Task Force headed by the Deputy Commissioner and funds for the musical fountain were given by the Government. Such being the case, how could BJP leaders claim credit for them?” he asked.

Ridiculing the announcement by Janardhan Reddy, suspended MLC, that a new reservoir for storage of drinking water would be built if the BJP was voted to power, Mr. Diwakar Babu said that the existing infrastructure was enough to meet water requirements up to 2020.

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