EC seeks report on violation of model code by Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 20:23

Lucknow: The Election Commission on Wednesday sought
a report from the district election officer of Lucknow on a
complaint lodged by BJP, accusing Congress of violating model
code of conduct.

"A complaint was lodged by BJP alleging that an
advertisement of central government was aired on radio on
February 27, which is a violation of model code of conduct, on
which report has been sought from Lucknow DEO," joint chief
electoral officer Anita Meshram told reporters.

She said that action would be taken in accordance with
the report submitted by the DEO.

Earlier, in the day a delegation of BJP including
state general secretary Vindhyavasini Kumar and spokesmen
Satyadeo Singh and Vijay Bahadur Pathak met the JCEO and
submitted the complaint.

"An advertisement regarding works done by Prime Minister
for minority welfare was aired on the radio immediately after
the regional news on February 27," Pathak said today.

He alleged that it was an attempt to influence the
electorates in favour of Congress during ongoing assembly
polls.

Pathak said the party has asked the EC to conduct an
inquiry into the incident and initiate action against those
found guilty.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 20:23

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