Chhatarpur, MP, Oct 26 (UNI) The Uma Bharti-founded Bharatiya Jana Shakti (BJS) has complained to the Election Commission that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) violated the Model Code of Conduct in Malehra assembly constituency by conducting a large-scale 'Gangajali Pujan' feast after a tribal's death at Singarampura village.
Polling will take place on October 30 to the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency and Malehra assembly constituency where byelections are taking place.
Malehra BJS candidate Rekha Yadav, other leaders and workers gheraoed the circuit house last night and submitted a memorandum to Central Election Observer S Tathagat and District Returning Officer In-charge G P Markam. The memo alleged that thousands of people, including political leaders, were invited for the pujan.
The BJS demanded registering of cases against state Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi -- who holds charge of this district -- former Union minister Faggan Singh Kulaste and BJP nominee Kapoorchand Ghuwara.
Three days back, Singarampura resident Veer Singh -- said to be a BJP worker -- organised the pujan in memory of a tribal who used to work at his place.
''Prohibitory orders are in force in the district and Singh did not seek permission for the event. Hence, a case is being registered,'' said Mr Markam.
Mr Ghuwara said that he and other BJP leaders did not partake of the feast and the BJS was whetting up the matter.
Malehra is going to the hustings after former chief minister Bharti tendered her resignation.
UNI XC-AC 1625