After the announcement of assembly elections on October 10th this month in Himachal Pradesh, first â€˜election controversyâ€™ has been reported from Sirmour district where BSP has lodged strong protest against the â€˜indifferent attitude and political discriminationâ€™ of Deputy Commissioner Sirmour who reportedly denied permission to land party Helicopter at Sarahan and Haripur Dhar today.
Addressing a press conference at Paonta Sahib today BSP National General Secretary and incharge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh Man Singh Manhera announced that he was going to make a complaint to the election commission of India against the â€˜political discriminationâ€™ of Depulty Commissioner Sirmour. He also said that BSP would demand immediate transfer of Deputy Commissioner as they feel that free and fair elections were not possible in Sirmour district under the administration of present Deputy Commissioner.
Manhera also announced to go in the court of law against DC as he alleged that â€˜Deputy Commissioner insulted BSP workers who had gone to him for the want of permission for the landing of party Halicopterâ€™.
Vijay Singh Mankotia, BSP Convener of Himachal Pradesh also lashed on Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for not granting permission for the landing of party Halicopter in Haripur Dhar and Sarahan today while addressing a â€˜Bhaichara rallyâ€™ organized by BSP workers at Haripur Dhar, about 95 K.M. from here.
He alleged that on the one hand CM was spending rupees 25 crores from the state exchequer on Chopper for his visits every year and on the other hand his government machinery was denying even landing of BSP Chopper in the area. He also targeted Deputy Commissioner Sirmour and announced to lodge strong protest with the election commission in this regard.
Addressing the first election rally organized by any political party in the district Mankotia ragged Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and Congress party on different issues and announced that BSP would contest on all 68 seats in the state. Mankotia also raised the issue of CD of CM and his wife as one of the main election issues in the rally.