BJP alleges use of money power by Cong in Goa bypoll

Goa BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Congress used money power to influence voters during the Valpoi bypolls.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 18:37 PM IST

Panaji: Goa BJP on Tuesday alleged that the
Congress used money power to influence voters during the
Valpoi bypolls.

"We did not distribute money. But Congress candidate
Vishwajit Rane distributed money to the voters. This is the
only fear of ours," BJP Goa Unit General Secretary Govind
Parvatkar told PTI.
Congress, on the other hand, promptly rubbished the
charge.

Valpoi constituency went for by-poll on October 18 in
which record 83 per cent voters exercised their right.

BJP`s Santosh Haldakar is pitted against Congress`
Vishwajit Rane in this constituency.

"No one can predict the results because of excessive
polling here. We have put in best efforts to get our candidate
elected," Parvatkar said.
Meanwhile, Rane rubbished the allegations of use of money
power. "People have voted for the development of the
constituency. No one forced them or paid them to come and
vote," he said.

The counting for the by-poll will be held on October 21.

The mid-term election was necessitated in this
constituency after Rane, an Independent Legislator, resigned
from the state Legislative Assembly to join Congress.

PTI