New Delhi: Taking strong exception to alleged harassment of party chief Mayawati while campaigning in Karnataka, BSP on Monday demanded immediate removal of the state Chief Electoral Officer and action against erring officials to ensure fair polls. BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Misra has complained to the Chief Election Commissioner, saying Mayawati was "deliberately" frisked and checked for unaccounted cash when she was campaigning in the southern state on April 27, 2013.
Misra also charged the Karnataka CEO of "deliberate" humiliation and harassment of the BSP leader, besides making false statements of recovery of unaccounted cash from her. "It is clear that the entire action was pre-planned, deliberate and intentional to harass, embarrass and disturb the party president as well as election rally apparently playing at the hands of rival political parties, who were disturbed looking at the huge crowds assembled to attend the public meeting of Mayawati," Misra said in a letter to the CEC.
01:11 AM, Apr 30, 2013
Chennai: With the model code of conduct coming into force for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered stoppage of distribution of free colour TV sets, the ruling DMK's flagship scheme. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar also warned of "severe action" against officials found violating the code. "District Collectors and the Heads of Departments have been asked to stop forthwith distribution of free colour...
01:32 PM, Mar 02, 2011