Shimla: Taking offence to being branded as Nathu Ram Godseâ€™s Party, the BJP today asked the Election Commission to take strict against congress party and its leader Anand Sharma for vitiating the political atmosphere and trying to flare up communal tension.
At a conference call Satpal Jain, BJP incharge for Himachal said the Election Commission needs to take note of the utterances by union minister of state for external affairs, Anand Sharma who has called BJP as Godseâ€™s party.
Such utterances are highly provocative, objectionable and a violation of the law, which should not go unnoticed, said Jain.
Pointing out the numerous code of conduct violations made by the ruling congress party and chief minister Virbhadra Singh the BJP leader sought that the Election Commission issue a final warning to the erring party.
Should congress continue to violate the election code of conduct, the Election Commission needs to derecognize the party and debar its candidates from the election process, said Jain.
â€œOverstepping the Election Commission directives was a direct affront to the constitutional body,â€ he said adding that the chief minister and the congress government was still using objectionable language against the functioning of the election commission.
Jain said that where Narendra Modi the Gujarat chief minister was served notice and asked to reply within three days about the contents of a speech, the uttering of congress leaders in Himachal warranted more serious action.
Talking about the computer â€˜hard diskâ€™ issue, he said, â€œit was hard to understand why chief minister Virbhadra Singh have been five years in power had failed to get the contentious disk investigated.â€
â€œClearly the chief minister is only trying to reap political dividends on an issue which smacks of hypocrisy,â€ he said.
Taking the congress to task for failing to come out with it manifesto, Jain said, â€œ they have nothing new to offer as they failed to live upto their election promises of the last election.â€
â€œFor us, the manifesto is a matter of conviction and the party will do everything to fulfill the agenda that is laid out for the development of the state, said Jain.