Goa elections 2017: Complaint filed against Manohar Parrikar over vote for cash remarks
Parrikar has been accused of asking people to take money from candidates of other political parties but vote in favour of BJP.
A complaint has been filed with the election commission of Goa against Manohar Parrikar on his bribery remarks. As per a complaint, Parrikar has been accused of asking people to take money from candidates of other political parties but vote in favour of BJP.
The Goa Forward Party spokesperson Durgadas Kamat had filed the complaint with the chief election officer of Goa. In the complaint, Kamat attached a video of Parrikar talking to the public in Chimbel area.
In the video, Parrikar is heard saying "Today, taking someone's Rs 2,000 for a rally, or if someone takes out a rally tomorrow and you take Rs 500-600 to go with him, there is nothing wrong in that. But make sure, you vote only for the lotus (BJP's symbol)".
The chief election officer, Kunal, has confirmed he had received a complaint on Monday from Kamat.
"We are waiting for the district election officer's report in this regard. The video is being verified along with proper transcripts. After that, we will know the exact nature of the video and the complaint. (Parrikar) being a star campaigner, the report will be sent from here to the election commission," Times Of India quoted Kunal as saying.