UP polls: BJP leader moves EC, demands to debar BSP from fighting polls
Neeraj Shankar Saxena, BJP’s UP executive member, has moved the Election Commission against BSP chief Mayawati accusing her of seeking votes in the name of caste and demanded that her party should be debarred from contesting elections.
Saxena has also demanded that a FIR should be filed against Mayawati for “flouting” Supreme Court directives.
“Mayawati during her press conference on December 24 and January 3 presented caste-wise details of ticket distribution clearly stating that her party has given tickets to how many Muslims, backwards, SCs and others,” PTI quoted Saxena as saying.
Saxena claimed that BSP men are distributing booklets titled “Muslim samaj ka sachcha hitaishi kaun-faisla aap karein” in all the constituencies, adding this too was against the SC directives that votes cannot be sought on the basis of caste, community or language.
Earlier, Mayawati had said in a press conference that out of the 403 seats, 85 are reserved for the SCs and 87 tickets have been given to Dalits, 97 to Muslims, 106 to OBCs, 66 to Brahmins, 36 to Kshatriyas and 11 to Kayasthas, Vaishyas and Punjabis.
Supreme Court had specified in its ruling last week that religion and caste cannot be used to seek votes. SC made a clear statement that religion has no role in the electoral process and religion is just a secular activity.