Chandigarh: April 29:Punjab Congress Spokesman Mr. Bir Devinder Singh alleged today in a statement here today that the Ruling SAD BJP Alliance is resorting to mean tactics to restrain Congress candidates from filing the nomination forms for the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections. He said that the party has taken serious note of the reports reaching from all over the state that the Block Development Officers who are responsible for issuing No Objection-cum-clearance certificates to the prospective candidates are willfully abstaining from their offices under instructions from the authorities. Situation in Ferozepur District is worst.
The Congress Spokesman asserted that Party will not allow such situation anymore as willful abstention of such officers who are engaged in Poll process of Panchayti Raj Institutions is an indicator of mala fide intentions of the Ruling Party. He warned that Block Developmemnt Officers should not play a puppet in the hands of SAD BJP leaders otherwise the Congress Party will be compelled to Gherao their offices to stall the entire poll process. He added that the Party has brought this to the notice of the State Election urging them to intervene immediately and save the situation from further deterioration.