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Cong wants to use murder convicts for electoral gains: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

today alleged that release on parole of 19 convicts serving jail terms, in less than a month, is a "deliberate" act of the ruling aimed at "vitiating" the atmosphere of the poll-bound state.

claimed that information procured under RTI revealed that 19 convicts serving their terms in different jails of the state were released on parole from December 7 to January 3 and expressed apprehension that they could be used by the ruling party in the upcoming Assembly elections.

"Cornered on the issue of corruption, now wants to use such elements for electoral gains. We will take the matter to the commission," national spokesman Anil Baluni said.

However Chief Minister Harish Rawat's spokesperson Surendra Kumar said, "Getting parole from time to time is the right of prisoners and has no intention to use them in

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 17:13 IST