New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has lodged a strong protest against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Veer Bhadar Singh and others during their speeches at an election meeting on December 6.
They have reportedly said " Hathi par sawar hai Brahmin nahin chamar hai".
The party General Secretary S C Mishra in a two page complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has pointed out that shouting of such slogans denigrating particular caste in the Scheduled Castes is against the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and is also a crime under the SC/ST Act.
The letter pointed out that one of the slogans which were shouted at the venue was in front of the Chief Minister's rally.
The slogan not only vitiated the social fabric of the state but has also created a fear in the minds of the poor and down trodden Scheduled Caste population of the state ahead of their date for exercising their legal right of franchise.
BSP has requested the CEC to register a case against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Veer Bhadar Singh and others sitting on the dais under various provisions of SC/ST act for denigrating Scheduled Caste community. A case should also be registered against all those persons sitting on the dais under the provisions of People's Representation Act for spreading hatred among various castes in the society and cancel the candidature of the candidate in whose support the meeting was being organised, the complaint added.