Imphal: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Bhakta Charan Das on Sunday accused the BJP of resorting to violence in the run-up to the Manipur Assembly polls and alleged that the state’s ruling party was “misusing” the government machinery to win the elections.
He charged the BJP with not allowing the election campaigns of Congress candidates and workers.
“Even at Heingang, the constituency of the Chief Minister (N Biren Singh), the election campaigns of the Congress party were disturbed and party leaders and workers were threatened. The BJP is misusing the government machinery to win the elections,” he told a media conference.
He also took potshots at the BJP for not repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) despite being in power at the centre. “BJP does not believe in development. That is why BJP is not interested in repealing it,” Das said.