Hand-pumps too have reportedly become poll bait in sandbars inhabited by migrant Muslims. The police in Dhing area seized a dozen hand-pumps on Saturday from the house of a Congress leader.
“Luring voters has been an old Congress habit,” said Asom Gana Parishad president Chandra Mohan Patowary. An Assam Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson rubbished charges.“Material was seized because the announcement of polls prevented their distribution,” he said.
But, the BMW hasn’t been discarded. The AGP has accused Congress legislator Rana Goswami of distributing blankets. The Bodoland People’s Progressive Front has charged minister Rihon Daimary of doling out money to religious institutions in Udalguri seat.
Assam chief electoral officer Hemanta Narzary said strict action would be initiated against model code violators.