Notice to SAD nominee over poll conduct
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 14:25
  
Faridkot: The Shiromani Akali dal candidate from Faridkot constituency has been issued a show cause notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

The Faridkot District Electoral Officer Ravi Bhagat has issued the notice to SAD nominee Deep Malhotra for allegedly promising to give a set of utensils to poor, Dalit and needy girls at the time of their marriage, through an advertisement.

A few days back Malhotra had put big hoardings in the constituency, promising utensils for needy girls at the time of their marriage.

The candidate said that the step was taken in the memory of his late father Om Parkash Malhotra, who was a liquor baron and used to distribute sewing machines among poor families. Advertisements in this regard were also run on cable TV, Bhagat said here today.

Any hoarding or advertisement on cable TV without prior permission when the Model Code of Conduct is in force in view of the January 30 Assembly polls is illegal, Bhagat said.

In the last three days, it is the third show cause notice issued to different political parties in Faridkot for violating the Code of Conduct.

Two days back a show cause notice was issued to BSP for holding an election meeting without taking prior permission. On Monday, People's Party of Punjab also held a meeting at Kotkapura of party workers without prior permission and a show cause notice was also issued to them for this as well as for its failure to take permission for using loud speakers.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 14:25


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