The woman has alleged that some party workers who were campaigning for the upcoming civic polls abused and threatened her when she pointed out the inconvenience they were causing to citizens.

Bengaluru woman alleges political party workers campaigning for BBMP elections abused and threatened her
news Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 19:12

Prior to the BBMP polls, which are scheduled to be held on August 22, political parties have been actively campaigning in the city to woo voters. In doing so however, they have instead managed to cause inconvenience for some citizens.

Pratima Chaudhuri, a Bengaluru woman on Wednesday uploaded a post on Facebook alleging that some party workers who were campaigning for the upcoming civic polls abused and threatened her when she pointed out the inconvenience they were causing to citizens.

"On my way back from work around 6:00 P.M, there was a huge traffic build-up near Basavanagar bus stop. To give you an idea, what takes no more than 5 minutes to drive took over an hour," she begins her post.

She soon realised that the local BBMP candidate was carrying out the election campaign.

"The entire bunch of party-members, with the BJP flag draped around their neck passed my car; I pulled the window down, and told one of them, softly, without raising my voice – aren’t you ashamed to create so much inconvenience for the citizens? You remember us only during elections and instead of solving any of our problems, you neatly add to it!," she coninues.

What happened next left her shell-shocked.

She writes, "They tried to pull open the car door and yank me out of the car. They went ballistic, swearing at me, and they spit on my car. They threatened to beat me in broad daylight, in the middle of the road, with umpteen number of vehicles and people around."

The woman has also uploaded the number of the car in which the "neta" was apparently sitting along with its recent traffic violation record, "for which the fine has not been paid yet."

 

The post has been shared over 300 times at the time of filing this report and has garnered support from most social media users. 

Read her full post here.

I am not even disgusted, I have just given up hope. The people who are running this country, and aspire to run this country are barbarians to say the least.

On my way back from work around 6:00 P.M, there was a huge traffic build-up near Basavanagar bus stop. To give you an idea, what takes no more than 5 minutes to drive took over an hour.

The reason as it turned out was the local BBMP candidate carrying out the election campaign.

The entire bunch of party-members, with the BJP flag draped around their neck passed my car; I pulled the window down, and told one of them, softly, without raising my voice – aren’t you ashamed to create so much inconvenience for the citizens? You remember us only during elections and instead of solving any of our problems, you neatly add to it!

You would not believe how he and his cronies reacted to it. They tried to pull open the car door and yank me out of the car. They went ballistic, swearing at me, and they spit on my car. They threatened to beat me in broad daylight, in the middle of the road, with umpteen number of vehicles and people around. I was not even scared, just shell-shocked at the behavior.

The Neta / some hot-shot was in the car, Toyota Innova KA-03-MC9779. And attached is the car’s recent traffic violation record, for which the fine has not been paid yet.

A couple of things that clearly come out of it:

1. These people would not even think twice about physically assaulting a citizen if they feel some one is speaking against them.

2. Their anger, arrogance, & the behaviour is vitriolic; and that is the kind of people who seek responsibilities in position of governance. Now, I get threatened to be beaten up in the middle of the road because of this? Who should I go to? The system which is supposed to protect me is a threat to my existence & safety.

I am not even disgusted, I have just given up hope. The people who are running this country, and aspire to run this...

Posted by Pratima Chaudhuri on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

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