Lucknow । Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati asked the Election Commission to include the expenses of road shows in the candidates account and ban temple visits.
She said that holding road shows and visiting temples have become a ‘fashion’ during elections and a huge amount of money is spent on this.
She demanded that media should be banned from covering these road shows and temple visits.
Mayawati said that this was a clear violation of the model code of conduct and the leaders who take part in such activities should be banned from campaigning.
रोडशो व जगह-जगह पूजा-पाठ एक नया चुनावी फैशन बन गया है जिसपर भारी खर्चा किया जाता है। आयोग द्वारा उस खर्चे को प्रत्याशी के खर्च में शामिल करना चाहिये और यदि किसी पार्टी द्वारा उम्मीद्वार के समर्थन में रोडशो आदि किया जाता है तो उसे भी पार्टी के खर्च में शामिल किया जाना चाहिये।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) May 14, 2019
The BSP chief is one of the few leaders who have never held a road show in her entire political career. Even the BSP candidates are not allowed to hold road shows in their constituencies.
She said that people know the ground reality and she can sense the change in thinking of people.
“Even the RSS seems to have stopped supporting the BJP in the middle of elections and ‘swayamsevaks’ are no longer seen working in the field,” she pointed out.