Cong Accuses BJP of Bribing Voters in Rajasthan With ‘Free Smartphone’ Scheme

The Congress on Wednesday blamed the BJP for influencing voters with state finances through its ‘free cell phone’ plot in Rajasthan and offending the inheritance of Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap and his nearby assistant Bhamashah by naming the plan after them.

Congress representative Abhishek Singhvi claimed that weeks prior to the Model Code of Conduct comes into compel, the Vasundhara Raje government is spending individuals’ cash to draw voters in the state.

The BJP government in Rajasthan has reported furnishing free cell phones with Internet network, under the Bhamashah Digital ParivarYojana’ to families secured under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state.

According to government records, 1.64 crore families with 6.08 crore individuals are selected with Bhamashah’ plot and of these 1.03 crore families are qualified for get benefits under the NFSA.

“The BJP is utilizing open cash to all things considered pay off the general population of Rajasthan. It is putting forth cell phones as a ‘constituent candy’ with citizens’ cash to collect votes,” Singhvi affirmed.

There is nothing incorrectly in making declaration guarantees yet spending individuals’ cash to offer a ‘constituent reward’ is an offense, he told correspondents.

The Congress pioneer guaranteed it is being done when Chief Minister Raje and her BJP government are confronting dismissal from individuals of the state.

“The BJP-drove Vasundhara Raje Government is utilizing individuals’ cash from the state treasury for self-advancement.

“It was generally revealed how BJP utilized individuals’ cash to advance political objectives by spending Rs 1 crore on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Gaurav Yatra’ from August 4 to 10 just in the Udaipur division itself,” he told correspondents.

Singhvi said Representation of the People Act, 1951 unmistakably sets out the traditions that must be adhered to in this angle and expressly characterizes the term ‘pay off’. This offering of BJP by appropriating cell phones just before the decisions is “aggregate pay off” of “momentous extents”, he said.

“For the benefit of the general population of Rajasthan, Congress party needs to inquire as to why the Vasundhara Raje government woke up following 56 months of sleep, just before the decisions to give away cell phones? “Does it not have any desire to conceal its amazing disappointments?” Singhvi stated, charging that the Modi government and the BJP-ruled states are enjoying “thoughtless complimentary gifts” in the last lap of their terms.

“For what reason is the BJP offending the inheritance of the considerable Bhamashahji, who was additionally the treasuryin-charge of Mewar…. He was known for his sagacity in funds yet the BJP is harming the treasury by this careless discretionary gift and offending his heritage,” he said.

Inquired as to whether the gathering will move the Election Commission, Singhvi stated, “We have numerous options…. We have capacity to utilize all these alternatives…. Our fundamental design is to stir the general population.”

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