Cong candidate Spalbar to lodge complaint against BJP nominee

Senior Cong leader Nawanz Rigzin Jora, DCC Leh president Namgyal and Cong candidate Rigzin Spalbar at a press conference in Leh on Saturday. —Excelsior/ Morup Stanzin
Senior Cong leader Nawanz Rigzin Jora, DCC Leh president Namgyal and Cong candidate Rigzin Spalbar at a press conference in Leh on Saturday. —Excelsior/ Morup Stanzin

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, Apr 20: Senior Congress leader Nawang Rigzin Jora, District Congress Committee president Tsering Namgyal and Congress candidate from Leh Parliamentary Constituency Rigzin Spalbar, have strongly reacted to the BJP candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal’s statement in a social media alleging corruption during Congress Hill Council Government.
Addressing a joint press conference, these Congress leaders said that during an election campaign Jamyang was found levelling serious allegation of corruption charges and encroachment on Government land that appeared in a video clips.
Terming it as baseless allegation, Jora said that if there is something truth in it, BJP having Government at the Centre and Hill Council at local level should have set up inquiry committee during their four years rule instead of levelling baseless allegation during election campaign. He added that Ladakh has an image of clean politics and one should not indulge in personal attack.
Congress MP Candidate, Spalbar said that if there any truth in it, he will leave Ladakh forever otherwise people should throw out Hill Council Chairman, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal out of Ladakh. Spalbar said that it was an attempt on his character assassination. He added that Indian National Congress Party will lodge a complaint with Election Commission of India besides separate defamation case would be filed in the court of law.
Meanwhile, when media approached Jamyang Tsering Namgyal for his comments, he said that he had not named anyone in the video clips. He also refuted the allegation of being RSS agent in Leh and added that he never attended RSS training session and no connection between him and RSS.
Meanwhile LBA president, Tsewang Thinles in his message urged all the political parties to fight the election on development issues without making personnel attack to each other. He also appealed them from using alcohol and other means to allure the voters.