The Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association has withdrawn its prayer petition appealing to the Catholics to pray and vote for Congress candidate from Arunachal West constituency and former chief minister Nabam Tuki.
The prayer petition came after the appeal went viral in social media and caught the Election Commission’s attention, which asked the association to withdraw its appeal and issue an apology, the Times of India reported.
The prayer petition signed by the secretary general of the association, Pekhi Nabum, also caught the attention of Tuki’s opponent, Kiren Rijiju of BJP. Rijiju posted about it on Facebook.
“This is not proper. We all are children of the God who never discriminates. Democracy is system in which the government is elected by the people. I’ve always served the people with full sincerity.