Panaji: BJP on Friday alleged that the state
police was siding with the ruling Congress ahead of the
forthcoming Assembly elections in Goa and accused the Election
Commission of turning a blind eye towards their complaints.
BJP Goa spokesman Vishnu Wagh told reporters that there
have been several attempts by ruling party leaders to use
police machinery against BJP activists who are campaigning for
the March 3 polls.
"Police have been telling our workers not to work for
BJP. They are threatening severe action if our workers don`t
listen to their commands," he said.
The party alleged that the Election Commission officials
in Goa were not paying heed to their complaints.
"During the last two-three days, we have noticed that the
Election Commission is non-responsive to our complaints," Wagh
He alleged that the ruling Congress has been extensively
misusing the government machinery to hold on to power.
BJP, which is having dialogues with Maharashtrawadi
Gomantak Party (MGP) for a pre-poll alliance, has begun its
Jana Sampark Yatra with star campaigner Manohar Parrikar
visiting rural Goa with an appeal for a change in government.