EC serves show cause notice on Delhi Cong chief
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 22:01
New Delhi: The State Election Commission in Wednesday served a show cause notice on Delhi Congress president J P Agarwal for allegedly seeking vote during a campaign for the municipal polls on religious ground.

The Commission issued the notice after Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta and senior party leader V K Malhotra submitted a memorandum to Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta demanding action against Agarwal for "violating" election code of conduct by allegedly seeking votes on religious ground. Officials of the Commission said Agarwal has been told to file his reply to the notice by tomorrow.

Malhotra has submitted a media report to substantiate its allegation against Agarwal.

When sought his reaction, the DPCC president said he was yet to receive the notice from the Commission and noted that he did not remember making such statements.

"I have not received the notice. I have been addressing series of election meetings across the city. I do not remember making such statements as claimed," he said.

The BJP delegation demanded filing of an FIR against Aggarwal by the Commission for allegedly violating the election code of conduct.


First Published: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 22:01

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