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EC remained silent when Congress’s bank accounts were frozen: Sachin Pilot

EC remained silent when Congress’s bank accounts were frozen: Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot with party candidate Raman Bhalla at a public meeting in Jammu. PTI


Kathua, April 16

Congress leader Sachin Pilot hit the campaign trail here on Tuesday as a star campaigner and attacked the Election Commission (EC) for “remaining silent” when the accounts of the main opposition party were frozen and elected chief ministers were sent to jail.

Campaigning for his party’s candidate Choudhary Lal Singh from the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency, Pilot accused the BJP government of playing “religious politics to divert attention from its failures” on the development front. “The Election Commission is watching as a mute spectator. In connection with the Chandigarh mayoral elections, we had to move to the Supreme Court for justice, and we got it. They sealed the accounts of the Congress, put elected chief ministers in jail, and tried to muzzle the opposition,” Pilot said while addressing a rally.

He criticised the BJP leaders for allegedly using religion for political gains, saying, “They centre their politics around issues like mandir-masjid, Hindu-Muslim, Hindustan and Pakistan. However, they show little interest in issues concerning schools, colleges, hospitals, economy, employment, women, youth, farmers, and inflation.”

Pilot claimed that there is a wave of change sweeping the entire country. “I went to Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Harayan, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh. I want to tell you that it is not true what the media and social media is projecting. But the truth is that the 10-year rule of the BJP government is being questioned by the people. People are seeking a report card of 10 years’ rule of the BJP government on the ground,” he said.

Highlighting the Congress manifesto, Pilot mentioned five major announcements, including a guarantee that women from poor families would receive Rs 1 lakh in their accounts annually. “Under the rule of the Lieutenant Governor, outsiders are encroaching land. Land that is being cultivated is being snatched from the people and given to outsiders,” he further alleged.

Hitting out at the BJP leaders over their remarks on Assembly elections in J&K, he said, “I want to tell you that elections in J&K will be held before September this year. It is not the government saying so but the order of the Supreme Court.” Pilot said that in a similar way, the Ram temple was built after the Supreme court’s judgment.

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