GOVT POST­PONED JIND BYPOLL AS BJP FEARS DE­FEAT: TANWAR

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB&HARYANA -

CHANDI­GARH : Haryana Congress pres­i­dent Ashok Tanwar on Satur­day al­leged that the BJP govern­ment in the state has de­lib­er­ately got the Jind as­sem­bly by­e­elec­tion post­poned as it is fears its de­feat.

Talk­ing to me­di­asper­sons, Tanwar said that since the Jind as­sem­bly seat had fallen va­cant due to demise of INLD MLA Hari Chand Midha about two months ago, the govern­ment should have de­manded bye-elec­tions within six months as per rules, but it pre­ferred not to do so.

He said the BJP govern­ment had writ­ten a let­ter to the Election Com­mis­sion to post­pone the bye-election and the lat­ter ac­cepted its de­mand. “It makes clear that like other con­sti­tu­tional in­sti­tu­tions, the Election Com­mis­sion, is also work­ing ac­cord­ing to the dic­tates of the BJP govern­ment,” Tanwar al­leged. He added that a del­e­ga­tion of the state Congress would soon call on the EC to de­mand bye-election within six months.

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