Panaji: Former executive member of Goa
Cricket Association, Shekhar Salkar, has approached the
Election Commission over the alleged failure of local election
officers to act against Dayanand Narvekar, Association
president and a Congress legislator.
Salkar, who had earlier filed complaint with the Chief
Electoral Officer here, has now sent a letter to EC in Delhi.
According to him, there was enough evidence to hold that
Narvekar was guilty of violation of code of conduct, but local
officers were reluctant to act.
Salkar has accused Narvekar of trying to entice voters by
distributing free cricket kits and cheques through GCA ahead
of the March 3 Assembly polls.
"Unfortunately, the office of Chief Electoral Officer in
Goa has not reverted back to me (on the complaint)," Salkar
has said in the letter.
"I do realise that your office is burdened by
electioneering in five states...In that case you should
consider countermanding the election for the Aldona
constituency in Goa (from where Narvekar is expected to
contest)," it demands.
The State office of EC had conducted inquiry into
Salkar`s complaint. But it did not make much progress after
inquiry officer`s report was labelled as "not satisfactory" by
Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Narayan Navti.