The thing is that our pure democratic process is being violated by BJP in Kerala
Ground Report | New Delhi: In Kerala, the number of cases related to corruption in the assembly elections against BJP state president K Surendran is increasing continuously. Another Kerala court has asked the police to register a bribery case against Surendran. Along with this, the Chief Electoral Officer has sought a report from the DGP in the matter of keeping bags full of notes in the vehicle after being taken out of the helicopter.
About a month ago, police in Kasaragod district registered a case against Surendran for allegedly paying a bribe of Rs 2.5 lakh to a BSP candidate to withdraw his candidature from the Manjeshwar assembly seat. This was the same seat from where the BJP state president was contesting.
The Kasaragod case came to the fore soon after a dacoity took place on the highway near Thrissur Kodakara Junction. In this robbery, it was said that Rs 3.5 crore was stolen. Although, in the initial complaint, only Rs 25 lakh was talked about theft, but the police arrested 21 people and seized Rs 1.12 crore. After this, an RSS worker AK Dharmarajan appealed to the court to release this amount.
The Judicial First Class Magistrate of Wayanad on Wednesday asked the police to investigate Surendran as well in the case in which Tribal leader and Janadhipati Rashtriya Party leader CK Raju was charged Rs 50 and 40 lakh for supporting the NDA. Alleged giving
Chief Electoral Officer Tika Ram Meena has said, “We have asked for a factual report from the DGP in the case of some people carrying bags full of notes in Surendran’s helicopter in his car. After this report comes, we will initiate action as per rules.”
Under normal procedure, the Chief Electoral Officer, in such cases, sends his report to the Election Commission for initiation of action under the Representation of the People Act and IPC sections relating to corruption during elections.
Salim Madavoor, president of Loktantrik Yuva Janata Dal, who has complained about the matter to the Election Commission, says, “It is clear from the video released by the media that BJP Kerala Pradesh branch president Surendran’s people were carrying notes from a helicopter to his car. Bags were delivered. There was black money in these big bags, which he could have carried to many places without the investigation of the police and the Election Commission.
The thing is that our pure democratic process is being violated by BJP in Kerala. They are trying to put the price of democracy on black money. If the respected commission does not take serious action in this matter, then our democracy will start to stink.”
Surendra has come to Delhi after the case of robbery came to light on the highway. And it has been decided that BJP will face the charges in this matter. BJP says that this is the work of the ruling party LDF. BJP spokesperson and vice-president AN Radhakrishnan has also said that now Pinarayi Vijayan will not be able to sleep peacefully. However, Vijayan has not paid heed to these allegations till now.