Gone are the days when the Election Commission of India (ECI) was respected by all, irrespective of their political leaning. Now the opposition parties in India have stooped to the lowest level of attacking the Election Commission, just to create confusion in the minds of the people.
Now the act of speaking against the Election Commission (EC) has been done by the grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar. Yes, father of Indian Constitution’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar had issued a warning to the Election Commission and stated “We have lost 40 soldiers (in Pulwama), but still sitting quietly. We have been asked not to speak on the Pulwama attack. How can the EC gag us? Our Constitution has given us the right to speak. I am not the BJP. If voted to power, we will jail the Election Commission for two days” on 4th April while addressing an election rally at Digras in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district.
Yes, he indeed said that he will jail the Election Commission for two days. What followed this was Prakash Ambedkar was slammed by the Indians throughout the nation. Soon this was brought to the notice of Election Commission and it has now registered a case against the grandson of B R Ambedkar and Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) president Prakash Ambedkar for allegedly making derogatory remarks against poll body Election Commission of India (ECI).
Now a case has been filed under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 503 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 189 (threat of injury to public servant) by the Yavatmal district collector (DC) at the Digras police station. After a case was filed against Prakash Ambedkar, he made a u-turn and said that he had made a “general” statement and added “I said it in a general sense, but my comment on the EC was singled out”.
Prakash Ambedkar was planning to form an alliance with the Congress party in Maharashtra but couldn’t succeed due to Congress party’s negative response.