GOVERNOR TV Rajeswar on Sunday ruled out any differences between him and the State Election Commission (SEC).
Talking to reporters here, Rajeswar said there was no question of any difference between the Raj Bavan and the State Election Commission. He was referring to some remarks of the UP Election Commissioner against the Raj Bhavan.
“Later, the remarks were denied,” he further said and did not elaborate anything on them. Some remarks, attributed to UP Election Commissioner AP Singh, generated a debate in the political and administrative circles.
Interestingly, the Governor had kept one hour for meeting the common people but the venue was out of bounds for the common people as the main gate of the Circuit House where the Governor was staying remained closed, with cops watching the movements of the public.
However, some people managed to meet him and narrated their problems. Varanasi MP Rajesh Mishra also called on the Governor.
It is believed the MP raised the issue of massive rigging by SP leaders and administration’s interference in the just-concluded civic elections. Later, the Governor went to Sarnath to participate in the ongoing Bhuddist festival.
Addressing the function held on the 75th year of the Mahabodhi Society as a part of 2550th anniversary of Lord Buddha, he said the days were not far when the message of Lord Buddha would unite the whole world.
The late Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru had appreciated much to the efforts of Anagarik Dharmpal, the founder of Mahabodhi Society for spreading the message of Lord Buddha throughout the world. At present, the whole world accepted the mission of peace set by Buddha centuries back. Several programmes were organised by the Maha Bodhi Society in Sarnath. A sobha yatra of the urn of Lord Buddha kept in Sarnath was also taken out. Governor of Bihar RS Gawai was also here and laid the foundation stone for installation of a statue of Lord Buddha in Thai Buddhist temple.