New Delhi: The BJP on Monday knocked at the Election Commission's door, seeking immediate probe and action against Congress candidate from Kotdwar assembly seat Surender Singh Negi for alleged violation of Representation of People Act.
He is contesting against Chief Minister BC Khanduri from the Kotdwar assembly constituency. Submitting a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi in this regard in New Delhi, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said a high-level probe be initiated by the EC against Negi and FIRs also be registered against him under relevant sections of IPC and Representation of People Act.
"Today we have come to the Chief Election Commissioner on a very serious matter of violation of the Representation of People Act by the Congress candidate who is contesting in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand, where the BJP's chief ministerial candidate B C Khanduri is contesting," said Sitharaman.
She alleged that in the last 48 hours when the restriction for campaign and many other activities were implemented, there was a "serious violation" by the Congress nominee....more
05:39 PM, Jan 30, 2012