BJP accuses Manipur CM of violating election code of conduct
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 17:32
Imphal: The BJP has complained to the Election Commission that Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh violated the election code of conduct, in force due to by-poll to Yaiskul Assembly constituency on December 19.

At a World Disabilities Day function here on December 3, Singh had announced setting up of a special school and employment exchange for the disabled, BJP Manipur president H Borobabu said in the complaint filed yesterday.

As per media reports, the chief minister had also promised three percent reservation for disabled persons in government jobs and admission to educational institutions, Borobabu said, adding that these amounted to violation of code of conduct.

Official sources said Manipur chief electoral officer has directed sub-divisional officer of Patsoi in Imphal west district, where Singh made the speech on December 3, to look into the issue.


First Published: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 17:32

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