Sharad Yadav trains guns on Election Commission

Targeting the Election Commission, Janata Dal (U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday said that political parties are finding it difficult to reach out to their voters due to its functioning.

PTI| Updated: Nov 16, 2013, 00:35 AM IST

Sagar: Targeting the Election Commission, Janata Dal (U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday said that political parties are finding it difficult to reach out to their voters due to its functioning.

"The way the Election Commission is going...It has resulted in political parties facing problems in reaching out to the voters. If I get an opportunity, I will tell the Commission what a `tamasha` (scenario) it has created," Yadav said addressing a poll meeting in support of the JD-U candidate, Yamshankar Yadav, here.

Taking a jibe at both the Congress as well as the BJP, he said, "There is no difference in their style of work as both are becoming fat by indulging in corruption."

Lashing out at the Centre for its "failure" in curbing inflation, especially the rising onion prices in the country, Yadav said, "It would be better if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be called as `Mahangai` (inflation) Mohan Singh."

Holding the beedi industry responsible for the backwardness of the Bundelkhand region, Yadav said, " As per my knowledge, wherever beedi industry has flourished, that region has remained backward in terms of development."

Criticising the controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, Yadav said that he should be put behind the bars.

Later, addressing a poll meeting at Hatod in Indore district, Scindia said power situation in the BJP-ruled state has worsened despite the Government`s much-hyped programme "Atal Jyoti Abhiyan", which aims to provide round-the-clock electricity.

Bad policies of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Government has led to the failure of its ambitious power programme, he said.

Once again raking up the corruption issue, Scindia said the BJP Government has created a record of sorts on graft front during its ten-year rule.

Referring to "poor" law and order situation, the minister claimed crimes have increased manifold over the past decade and even women and children are not safe in Madhya Pradesh.