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BJP’s Hisaab Maange Himachal campaign targets 36 Congress MLAs in 2nd phase

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Shimla:Bhartiya Janata Party has trusted a large amount of their energy and money in pointing out negatives of the ruling Congress government in Himachal Pradesh. BJP isn’t talking about what it would do for the people if it comes into power but is only preaching what wrong the Congress government has done.

The party is coming up with catchy titles for its political campaigns. The latest campaign is Hisaab Maange Himachal. In the second phase of this campaign, BJP has released two video series – ‘Vidhayak Ji Jawab do’ and ‘Main Hoon Himachal’.

BJP is spending a lot on social media too. These videos are being circulated through a special vehicle (Parivartan Raths), social media including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

BJP claimed its IT Cell has created 7000 WhatsApp groups where these videos are being circulated. BJP has also issued a cellphone number (7574068068). Anyone can give a missed call on this number and receive links to these videos via SMS.

Under ‘Vidhayak Ji Jawab do’ series feature 36 video-based charge-sheets against 36 Congress MLAs with a demand of accountability for governance failures and unfulfilled promises of the past 5 years.

Congress MLAs have been sleeping over their political positions and as a result, no development work had taken place in their constituencies, said BJP.

BJP expressed shock over the fact that a lot of these MLAs have ministerial berths in the cabinet and many others have been designated as parliamentary secretaries.

Former Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal listed water shortage, dilapidated state of roads, inadequate transportation services, lack of staff in schools and health institutions. The atmosphere of insecurity has grown in the state under Congress rule, he said.

The ‘Main Hoon Himachal’ video shows insensitive and incompetent tenure of the Congress government and the real and everyday problems that they face, claims BJP. The videos show how the government has deceived the youth, women, farmers and government employees.

Further, the contents of the video contain arguments about various kinds of mafia that are being patronised by Congress government. The money that should have been spent on the development of Himachal has found its way to the pockets of Himachali MLAs., said BJP.

A staggering number of youths in the state are unemployed and women across Himachal feel unsafe today. Farmers have been at the receiving end of the worst that the Congress government had to offer.

The government has turned a blind eye to the devastation caused by weather conditions and farmers are struggling to fetch fair prices for their produce. It is a cruel joke that MSP for apple has seen an increase of 75 paise only in the last 5 years, said BJP.

Government employees are forced to knock on the court’s doors to get their pensions. Anganwadi workers, who work at the frontlines of rural health care, have been denied fair compensation for their indispensable services.

On the other hand, the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh claims everything to be tip-top.

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Himachal BJP Chief Satti Barred from Campaigning by EC for MCC Violation

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Shimla-The Election Commission of India has barred Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti from campaigning for 48 hours. This prohibition would begin from 10 am tomorrow onwards for two days for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

This makes him the first such leader from Himachal Pradesh who was barred from campaigning for violating MCC.

Satti had used an obscene slur for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public meeting in Shimla constituency’s Ramshahar in Nalagarh sub-division on April 14, 2019.  The EC had taken strict note of it and had issued a notice. Satti had filed a reply justifying himself that he was merely narrating a Facebook comment made by some other person. He also alleged media of presenting edited video clip with manipulations. However, this justification failed to appeal to the EC as the word used by Satti was highly derogatory.  

Also, it was alleged that Satti had made objectionable remarks over religious sect Radha Swami, for which he had also apologized.

Here is what Satti Had Said About Rahul Gandhi:

A couple of video clips were shared on social media after someone recorded his address on mobile cameras. 

However, Satti is yet to receive a response to the reply he has filed to a second notice served to him by EC for again making objectionable comments about Priyanka Vadra dressing and Rahul Gandhi’s bachelorhood in public meeting in Una.  The second notice was sent on the basis of video footage recorded by EC’s video surveillance team.

Himachal Pradesh Congress had launched a statewide protest against Satti along with submission of a complaint to the EC. An FIR was also lodged against Satti in relation to his derogatory comments.  Effigies were burnt at various places. Youth wing of the State Congress had smeared black paint on the face of Satti in BJP posters in Shimla. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had gone to the extent of saying that Satti had lost his mental balance.

State BJP leaders have so far avoided condemning Satti’s remarks, which also drew criticism from the opposition.

BJP leaders like Shanta Kumar, however, defended Satti. Shanta said Satti had apologized for his remarks. However, Satti had only apologized to Radha Swami organization. He had refused to apologize to Rahul Gandhi. He maintained that Rahul had also been addressing PM Modi as Chowkidar Chor or Chore while addressing rallies and public meetings.

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Black Paint Smeared on HP BJP Chief’s Face in Posters, Congress Also Files Police Complaint

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has filed a complaint to police for lodging an FIR against Satpal Singh Satti, President of BJP HP, for making derogatory remarks and statements against INC President Rahul Gandhi. Congress said this news was also published by various newspapers on Monday.

HPCC has already made a call for state-wide protest against Satti on April 16.

At the same time, the obscene remarks have angered the State Youth Congress. Workers of Youth Congress were smearing black paint on Satti’s face on BJP poster in Shimla as a protest. Workers can also be seen in the video writing ‘Besharm Satti’ (Shameless) on BJP posters.

The State President of Youth Congress, Manish Thakur, has made a call do the same with BJP chief’s face on posters across the State. All workers across Himachal should boycott and burn effigies of Satti in their respective constituencies, he said.

In its complaint, HPCC said that on April 14, 2019, Satpal Singh Satti was addressing a public meeting organised at Ramshaher of  Nalagarh Vidhan Sabha Assembly in District Solan. During his address, he allegedly passed derogatory remarks against Rahul Gandhiji and former UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. These remarks were highly defamatory and against women’s dignity, Congress said in its complaint. It also alleged that the objectionable remarks used by Satti are also in gross violation of the guidelines laid down by Election Commission of India.

The unparliamentary language used by Satti while delivering the speech in this meeting tarnishes the image of AICC President Rahul Gandhi, the complaint said.

 The abusive remarks used against Sonia Gandhi are damaging the public image of a woman, who is given the utmost importance in the Social Indian setup, it said.

These remarks would tarnish the image of Congress Party in India as well as in Himachal, the complaint said.  Congress also complained that Satti has committed a criminal offence by passing derogatory remarks and has also violated the guidelines issued by Election Commission of India for smooth conduction of elections.  Some cuttings from today’s Dallies were also attached with the complaint.

Satti, as per a PTI report, refused to apologize for the remarks, and said he was merely reading contents of a comment posted by someone on social media.  Instead, he said Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders should apologise for using ‘chor’ word for PM.

I have narrated an incident while addressing a public meeting in Nalagarh tehsil of Solan district whereby a derogatory remark was made against Rahul in retaliation of using ‘chor’ word for PM in a viral social media message,

he told PTI.

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Himachal BJP Chief Caught on Camera Passing Obscene Remarks at Rahul Gandhi

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Shimla-Satpal Singh Satti, the president of Bhartiya Janata Party’s Himachal Pradesh unit, was caught on camera passing obscene remarks at INC President Rahul Gandhi Gandhi.  He was addressing a public meeting of SC morcha in Shimla constituency’s Ramshahar in Nalagarh sub-division on April 14, 2019.

Satti has defended it arguing that he only read a comment made on Rahul Gandhi by some Facebook user. He said he only wanted to convey that if Rahul Gandhi can address the Prime Minister as “Chowkidar Chor Hai” from the public stage, he should be ready to face similar derogatory remarks.

However, Satti’s language registered a new low in the battle of political statements ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.   

A couple of video clips were shared on social media after someone recorded his address on mobile cameras. 

The State unit of Congress and its leaders have sought an public apology from the BJP Chief and warned him that this matter would be taken to the Election Commission of India. State Congress unit has made a call for statewide protest on April 16.

Afraid of losing elections, Congress said, BJP is deliberately trying to divert the attention of the people from real issues.

We are taking the opinion of our legal cell. Subsequently, we may file a formal complaint against him with the EC,

a Congress Spokesperson said.

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