JD(U) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
PATNA: In a surprising twist of events, JD(U) on Friday declared to postpone its projected virtual rally to be dealt with by CM and party’s federal president Nitish Kumar on August 7. Kumar was designed to sound the bugle for the state assembly polls thanks for October-November in the rally.
In a declaration, JD(U) state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh said the rally was put off for the time being in the aftermath of this coronavirus pandemic and flooding. The date of this digital rally will be determined in due course of time, ” the announcement said.
JD(U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan Prasad also cited similar reasons for postponing the projected virtual rally scheduled to be addressed with Nitish Kumar. “The prevailing position from Covid19 pandemic and flooding isn’t conducive to the rally. That is why it had been decided to postpone the rally,” he explained.
He, however, admitted that the preparations for the rally were whole. A plethora of senior leaders of this celebration, such as MPs, MLAs, ministers and functionaries addressed grassroot-level employees of the celebration spread within 243 gathering constituencies involving July 18 and July 30. Independent teams were put up for its purpose, he explained.
The digital rallies addressed by senior leaders of both ruling alliance partners–JD(U) and BJP–have received flak from primary opposition parties–RJD and the Congress. In a statement, Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra stated,”Intelligence eventually prevailed on some older leaders of JD(U) who made a decision to postpone the digital rally”
Mishra categorically stated the country was reeling under coronavirus and floods but leaders of JD(U) and BJP were active in carrying virtual rallies in the run-up into the meeting polls. “It is time to rescue folks from conoravirus and floods and to not handle rallies through video conferencing,” he added.
The Congress leader expected the Election Commission would sooner or later realise the scenario prevailing in the country because of spike in Covid19 positive instances and important areas of the country hit by flooding. “We aren’t in favour of elections setting the lives of electors, polling staff, security forces, contestants and political party leaders in danger. The elections must be extended for six months according to the provisions in the Indian Constitution,” that the Congress MLC informed this paper.
The RJD also responded on the problem on expected lines. RJD spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwari stated,”Der aaye durust aaye. It is not the appropriate time to tackle a digital rally for your election. It is time to concentrate heavily on extending aid to the people struck by coronavirus and flooding.”
Both the Grand Alliance partners at the country are insisting that the meeting polls be postponed or the conventional manner of electioneering be permitted to ditch the electors. They have vehemently than electronic electioneering at the upcoming meeting polls.