Shajapur: District and Block Congress Committee workers on Sunday staged demonstration against the state government for allowing BJP MLA Narrotam Mishra on ministerial post even after the election commission disqualified his election. Led by district Congress president Ramveer Singh Sikarwar, Congress workers torched an effigy of Mishra and observed the day as Black Day and Save Democracy Day.
Addressing the workers, Sikarwar said even after constitutional body disqualified Mishra’s electoral, he is still on ministerial post and only state government is responsible for this. Even the Delhi high court has refused to allow Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra to vote in president election, but Mishra is still on his post.
Being on minister post even after EC disqualified his election is unconstitutional and BJP is making mockery of democracy, Sikarwar said. Sikarwar demanded immediate removal of Mishra. He said that Congress always respects democracy and we won’t allow anyone to carry out undemocratic activity in the state.
Block Congress president Irshad Khan, municipal council president representative Shitij Bhattu and other Congress leaders were present on the occasion who addressed the workers. Earlier, the Election Commission disqualified Mishra, minister in the Madhya Pradesh government from membership of any state legislature and contesting polls for the next three years for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure.
Mishra’s membership has been revoked under section 10A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, to be read with Sections 77 and 78 of the Act. This relates to providing wrong information to the Commission on expenses incurred during the polls.