WB polls: Model code violation complaint against Pranab

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 20:48

Kolkata: The poll panel received an
official complaint of violation of Model Code of Conduct
against Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for using
a district circuit house for political purpose, Chief
Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta said on Wednesday.
"We have received an official complaint by a political
party against Mukherjee about using the government circuit
house at Birbhum for political campaign," Gupta told the
meet-the-press program here.

"He conducted some meetings yesterday in the circuit
house which was political, according to the complaint," Gupta

"According to the model code of conduct nobody can use
the government circuit house for any political purpose," Gupta

When asked whether action will be taken against
Mukherjee, Gupta said "the allegation has not been proved yet.
We are looking into it to see whether the meeting was
political or not."
"However, if the meeting is apolitical then there is
no problem," Gupta added.

Mukherjee was in Birbhum to campaign for his son
Abhijit, contesting from Nalhati assembly constituency in the


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First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 20:48

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