Mishra fears large-scale booth capturing

FORMER STATE president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kalraj Mishra has accused the Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal of shielding people involved in the murder of ADM Finance CP Pathak. Mishra also feared large scale booth capturing during the upcoming local bodies election.
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Published on Oct 27, 2006 12:06 AM IST
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FORMER STATE president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kalraj Mishra has accused the Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal of shielding people involved in the murder of ADM Finance CP Pathak. Mishra also feared large scale booth capturing during the upcoming local bodies election.

Talking to newsmen here on Thursday Mishra said, “I have information that Jaiswal is making efforts to protect Pathak’s killers. In his endeavor, he is making full use of his clout as union minister.”

CP Pathak was shot dead at Nai Sadak during the 2001 communal riots. 

“The Samajwadi Party (SP), with the help of mafias, could resort to large-scale booth capturing in Etawah, Mainpuri and adjoining districts,” Mishra alleged. He demanded deployment of central forces in these areas to ensure a fair poll. “We would send a request in this regard to the Election Commission,” he said. Mishra also accused Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of violating the election code of conduct.

He termed the development activities carried out by the State Government as area specific. Mishra also accused the Congress and the SP of resorting to politics of appeasement on the issue of Afzal Guru’s death sentence. 

Advocating the candidature of Ravindra Patni for the post of Mayor, Mishra said, “He is the best contender in fray for the seat and will win by a convincing margin.”

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