BJP asks EC to take cognisance of Bharadwaj's statement

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) The BJP today asked the Election Commission to take cognisance of the statement of Union Law Minister H R Bhardwaj promising the setting up of a High Court in Shillong for North East, at a time when three states were going to the polls.

BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the EC should take note of the statement at a time when Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura were facing election and ''the North-Eastern states cannot be allowed to be treated shabbily.'' The Election Commission should say how ''far the promise is fair when three of the states in the North-East were facing elections.'' UNI MCN PJ RP HS1737

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