Mayawati accuses Election Commission of bias

April 8th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday accused the Election Commission of being biased in favour of the state’s opposition parties.
Addressing a press conference here, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief alleged that the constitutional body has removed state officials on baseless complaints by political rivals.

“The Election Commission should not remove officials on the basis of the complaints of the opposition parties (alone),” Mayawati said.

“I want to remove any doubts - the Uttar Pradesh government will not interfere in the election process. I want to make it clear to the commission that during my rule there will be no breach of the model code of conduct and the elections will be free and fair,” she added.

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