EC seeks report from Gujarat government on poaching charge

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 04:39 AM IST
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Ahmedabad : The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday sought a report from the Gujarat government over Congress’ allegation that the BJP was engineering defection of its MLAs ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in the state, even as the Congress MLAs have been shifted to a resort near Bengaluru to prevent poaching.

The EC has also directed the Gujarat government to “ensure proper security to all Congress MLAs and their family members”.

The poll panel’s action came in the backdrop of the Congress party petitioning it and demanding free and fair election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat as it accused the BJP of misuse of power and authority.

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