Police, late on Sunday night, launched a ‘crackdown’ at the residence of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) candidate in Kokrajhar East for the ongoing Assam Assembly elections– Pramila Rani Brahma.
It is being alleged that police had raided the residence of Pramila Rani Brahma, BPF candidate in Kokrajhar East and former Assam Minister, after ‘receiving’ information that a big crowd had gathered at her residence, violating Model Code of conduct (MCC).
However, the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has denied the allegations accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam of “using police power for political gains”.
BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary condemning the ‘police crackdown’ at the residence of Pramila Rani Brahma urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) “to take stern action against the SP” (Superintendent of Police) for the crackdown.
“I strongly condemn the attack on the residence of Pramila Rani Brahma, our candidate of 30 Kokrajhar East by the police. I request ECI to take stern action against the SP for the sake of free and fair election. Frustrated BJP have started using police power for political gains,” said BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary.
Pramila Rani Brahma has further informed that her PSO (Personal Security Officer) has also been detained by the Kokrajhar Police during the ‘crackdown’.
It is also being alleged that police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd.
However, the police have denied the allegations of lathi-charge leveled by the BPF workers.
Notably, Kokrajhar East will go to polls in the third phase of the Assam Assembly elections on Tuesday (April 6).
A total of 40 seats will go to polls on third phase of Assam Assembly elections on Tuesday (April 6).
The third phase of Assam Assembly elections will witness a neck-to-neck contest between the Assam Congress-led Grand Alliance and the BJP-led NDA.
The 40 seats, which will go to polls on Tuesday (April 6) are spread across 16 election districts and are located in Lower Assam and Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).