New Delhi, Oct 5 (UNI) The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee(GPCC) today complained to the Election Commission against the BJP government headed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi "misuing official machinery and funds and adopting unfair means" to influence the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.
In a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami, GPCC president Bharatsinh Solanki apprehended large-scale rigging and unfair practices by the ruling party, and appealed to the Commission to hold the election on a single day as in the past.
"In our view, the one day election in the state will prove more free and fair in view of the past record of the ruling party having recruited and trained huge 'workers' force' to carry out the bogus, benami and booth capturing in select places," he said, alleging that the government had crossed all limits of decency and was violating all rules and regulations, code of conduct and constitutional provisions.
Mr Solanki complained the government was trying to recruit clandestinely the BJP cadre as "Sahayaks" and computer data entry operators in one or the other form, besides transferring thousands of key officials at district and block level.
He asked the Commission to restrain the state government from going ahead with administrative decisions and making false announcements with a view to influence the voters.
Pointing out that the process of issuing photo-affixed voter identity cards remained incomplete due to floods, the GPCC urged the Commission to review its decision to make the ID cards compulsory.