Ajit Pawar threatened villagers that he would cut off their water supply if they did not vote for his cousin and sitting NCP MP Supriya Sule. No stern action taken by the EC. Similarly, Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened teachers that he would strip them of their livelihood if they don’t vote for the Samajwadi Party, with merely a written warning from the EC.
Now, the EC has taken their most serious action so far in the 2014 Lok Sabha election against Narendra Modi for what is really a trivial issue, of showing a small lotus in a “selfie” and addressing journalists’ questions as he left polling.
The comparison is striking. The actions of Ajit Pawar and Mulayam Singh Yadav truly make a mockery of our democratic process; making morally reprehensible threats against voters livelihood and human needs. This is the type of thing which the EC should come down on hard on. By comparison what Modi done is trivial.
The EC have surely done a greater disservice to the Indian democratic process themselves by not taking more seriously their own duty of ensuring error free voters lists and eliminating wrong deletions.
This really does beggar the question: is the EC at a high up level, politically subordination to the Congress Party President, in the same way as the CBI has been shown to be. With institutions like the EC – God Save India !