Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Monday attributed
the fall in voters` turnout in second phase of the ongoing
Uttar Pradesh assembly polls to a "big conspiracy" of the
Congress and the BSP, saying they do not want SP-friendly
Muslims and backwards to vote.
"The drop in polling percentage from 62 in first phase
to 59 in the second phase is a big conspiracy of bureaucracy,
playing in the hand of BSP and Congress. These parties want
that backwards and Muslims should not caste their votes. The
EC should take cognisance of it," SP spokesman Rajendra
Chowdhury told reporters.
He said that SP had already communicated to the EC that
officers, who were "puppet" in the hands of the BSP could play
tricks hindering free and fair polls.
"Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, senior police
officer Brijlal, Pricipal Secretary to CM Kunwar Fateh Bahadur
and DIG Lucknow DK Thakur and other officers are still
pressurising electorate in favour of BSP," Chowdhury alleged.
It is ironic that after two phases Congress sees
President`s rule, while BJP apprehends mid-term elections, the
"These are conspiracy to disown people`s power and
confuse them," he claimed.