Chhattisgarh Congress MLA Warns Voters Of Electric Shock If They Press BJP’s Button; Booked By EC  Electronic voting machine (EVM). (Wikimedia Commons)

In another controversial statement made by Congress legislators, Chattisgarh MLA Kawasi Lakhma warned his audience that voters would receive an electric shock if they pressed the second button on the EVM, reports NDTV.

“Press the first button, pressing the second button will give you an electric shock. The third button will also give you one. But we have fixed the first button," said Lakhma while addressing an election rally at Korar, Kanker district.

The 61-year-old, five-time MLA is one of the tallest Congress leaders in the state and currently holds the excise, and commerce and industry portfolio in the state government.

Booked

Noting that this warning by Lakhma amounted to a violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC), members of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state unit took the matter up with the Election Commission (EC).

In response to BJP’s plea, the EC on Wednesday (17 February) issued a notice to the Congress MLA. The EC has sought an explanation on the comment within three days.

Also Read: ‘Don’t Be Scared Of Collectors Will Make Them Clean Shoes If Allah Wants’: Azam Khan Makes Another Wild Statement

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement