Muslim women line up outside congress’ Lucknow party headquarter asking for money Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh combine promised them.

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BK Singh

 

Congress and INDI alliance victory on majority Lok Sabha seats in UP had not been because of any wave in their favour.

Muslim women line up outside congress’ Lucknow party headquarter asking for money Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh combine promised them.

       

Atleast,videos appearing on social media clearly speak that Rahul Akhilesh combine had promised one lakh every year to women along with 8.500 every month as salary.

Carrying guarantee cards distributed to them by congress workers who went door to door, women in sizeable numbers had been flocking the congress headquarters since Thursday morning at Lucknow but they were reportedly being mislead by office bearers on one pretext or the other. Women were also carrying a form that they had to fill up with their bank account numbers.

It’s a widely circulated news in the media in which Rahul Gandhi had said, ‘aap ke account mein 1 lakh khatakhat’ khatakhat’ aa jayenge’.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge had himself kickstarted this scheme and had distributed guarantee cards and forms to so many women. A video showing congress president Kharge distributing cards is also viral on social platforms.

On being asked, women said, they have come to collect the money guaranteed by Rahul Gandhi who said they would get one lakh every year and salary of RS 8,500 per month.

Similar scene prevailed in several other cities including Bangluru where nearly 2000 muslim women had flocked a post office to collect the promised money.

If this is true is it not brazen mockery of democracy and highly illegal act if winning elections, asks Rajeev Lochan Pandey, retired bureaucrat.

There are several examples in the past where money and liquor distribution prior to elections had come to light but not in the shocking manner in which it is being seen in videos doing circles post elections.

This is unprecedented and highly corrupt style of winning elections. It’s an attempt to throttle democracy by purchasing votes, he pointed out.

It’s high time that election commission of India takes prima facie cognisance of such a corrupt practice and takes action, he says.

Else, the very purpose of holding free and fair elections in this country would get buried. Political parties would open money counters and those paying more money would get more votes, says Kavish Prakash Srivastava, businessman.

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