Nagpur: The Congress has lodged a complaint
pertaining to violation of code of conduct against the ruling
BJP in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, with the District
Collector, Municipal Commissioner and the police.
A delegation of City and District Congress Committee led by
its president Jaiprakash Gupta in its complaint alleged that
BJP was using photographs of political persons in its
advertisements in local dailies.
They contended that BJP should have obtained permission
from State Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Union Urban
Development Minister Kamalnath whose photographs appeared in
the advertisements before publishing them.
"BJP does not have leaders who can canvass for the party
candidates in the ensuing civic elections scheduled for Feb 16
and hence it is using Congress leaders` photographs", Gupta
stated in his complaint to Collector Saurabh Rao and civic
body chief Sanjeeb Jaiswal.
They sought appropriate action against those who violated
the code of conduct imposed for Municipal Corporation and
Zilla Parishad elections next month.
Congress claimed that advertisements were contains false
and frivolous claims pertaining to 24x7 water supply scheme
launched by the BJP ruled civic body here.
"Its an unfair practice and it may mar prospects of
Congress. It is corrupt and an illegal inducement of voters
to grab electoral advantages, the complaint said.