File photograph of Congress chief Kapil Sibal
The Congress leaders alleged that double requirements are being adopted by the EC officers in the state concerning “violation” of ballot code by the leaders of the BJP and opposition events.
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New Delhi: A delegation of Congress leaders on Thursday complained to the Election Commission nearly concerning alleged ballot code violations in Madhya Pradesh by the ruling BJP and demanded motion in opposition to it. The Congress delegation comprising Mukul Wasnik, Digvijaya Singh, Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha and Pranav Jha met the ECI nearly in the night over the meeting by-elections scheduled in Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress leaders alleged that double requirements are being adopted by the EC officers in the state concerning “violation” of ballot code by the leaders of the BJP and opposition events. They stated whereas an FIR has been lodged in opposition to former chief minister Kamal Nath, the BJP ministers or leaders who’ve been overtly holding public conferences “in clear violation of guidelines” have been disregarded.
The Congress delegation additionally alleged that BJP minister Brijendra Singh Yadav from Anuppur was seen distributing money and different items to voters, however no motion has been taken. “There has been a violation of the Model Code by the Madhya Pradesh government after it announced reduction in Mandi Tax after poll announcement and violation of poll code by organising a lunch of Rural Raid Project by the state government.
“The full fee heard our plea. The Chief Commissioner on the finish of the assembly assured us to look into the complaints earnestly. He additionally assured that Deputy Election Commissioner, in-charge of MP will probably be going to Bhopal to examine the details in order that pressing motion is taken,” a senior Congress leader said after the meeting. The by-elections for the 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 3.