Panaji: BJP in Goa has requested Election Commission (EC) to involve local Church in spreading awareness
about curbing malpractices during polls.
A BJP delegation led by its State unit chief Laxmikant
Parsekar today met Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi,
who is here, and discussed various issues ahead of the March 3
"We have requested the EC to actively involve Church
in spreading awareness about malpractices during election,"
State BJP General Secretary Wilfred Mesquita told reporters.
The Church, which enjoys considerable influence in the
State, can spread message against bogus voting and educate
people about their voting rights, he said. "People should know
that it is illegal to enroll names at two places."
The main Opposition urged EC to ensure strict vigil in
border areas to stop money and liquor flow ahead of the polls.
"Congress candidates are involved in hawala and
illegal mining. We expect blatant use of money by them in the
forthcoming election," Mesquita alleged.
Pointing out to alleged violation of code of conduct
by the Government by offering jobs, BJP said all the guilty
officers should be punished.
"Action has been taken against only one officer. We
have urged EC to take action against all," he added.