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BJP asks election panel to remove of UP chief secy, DGP ahead of assembly polls

BJP on Wednesday made a fresh demand before the Election Commission for removal of the UP chief secretary and director general of police (DGP) to ensure free and fair polling and sought action against BSP and Congress for raising casteist issues.

assembly elections Updated: Feb 08, 2017 22:39 IST
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BJP supporters at a rally in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly polls on February 8, 2017.
BJP supporters at a rally in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Assembly polls on February 8, 2017.(PTI)

BJP on Wednesday made a fresh demand before the Election Commission for removal of the UP chief secretary and director general of police (DGP) to ensure free and fair polling and sought action against BSP and Congress for raising casteist issues.

A BJP delegation met chief election commissioner Naseem Zaidi in Lucknow and demanded the removal of chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar and DGP Javeed Ahmed, party leader Kuldeep Pati Tripathi said.

On February 6, a BJP delegation had urged the Election Commission in New Delhi to immediately remove the chief secretary and the DGP accusing them of “partisan” conduct.

The delegation had submitted a memorandum, alleging that Ahmed was close to the ruling Samajwadi Party and hence “his continued presence as the DGP will seriously jeopardise the conduct of free and fair elections”.

The BJP delegation which met Zaidi in Lucknow also said that despite earlier complaints, no action has yet been taken against BSP and Congress which have made casteist comments, defying the SC directives, he said.

He said the party has also demanded proper arrangements so that all those who allegedly migrated from Kairana come back and take part in the polling process.

BJP has called for a mechanism to ensure 100 per cent polling by army personnel, CPMF and others employed in the private sector who miss out on voting.

The CEC assured that their demands will be looked into, he said.

Delegations of other political parties including BSP, CPI, CPM, Congress, RLD and Samajwadi Party also met the Zaidi.