Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party while terming the High Court order over municipal elections as a tight slap on the Dr Pramod Sawant Government advised the chief minister not to resort to malpractices like rigging elections to win them.
AAP Goa Convener Rahul Mhambre said the High Court order clearly indicates that the BJP was trying to rig the elections to favour their supporters and well wishers as delimitation and reservation of wards was done without following the constitutional mandate.
He pointed out that the High Court has directed the government to set a new election schedule in five municipal councils that were scheduled to go to polls next month. “The High Court rescheduling elections in five councils shows how desperate the BJP government was to rig the elections and even declared the schedule when the matter was lying in the courts,” said Rahul.
While demanding that elections should be held in free and fair manner Rahul urged the government to stop using the State Election Commission as its tool to do whatever it wants without checking whether it is legal or not.