Haryana Congress leaders meet EC officials, allege model code violation by Manohar lal Khattar Govt

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The Haryana Congress unit has levelled serious allegations of poll code violation against the Manohar Lal Khattar-led state government ahead of assembly elections on October 21.

A delegation of senior Congress leaders met with officials from Election Commission of India in New Delhi and handed over a memorandum on the matter. Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee President Kumari Selja said they have submitted specific instances where Khattar government has violated the model code of conduct.

The model code of conduct is in place but Haryana Government hoardings are still seen everywhere, they should be removed, said Selja.
Job advertisements are appearing in newspapers and calls for interviews are also being published despite code of conduct in place. There are reports that the Chief Minister has written letters to farmers and they have been kept in post offices, we fear these will be distributed when election date is close, she added.

Former Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda told reporters that there are several instances of violations which have come to their notice.

Interview calls for government jobs are being sent out much higher than the number of posts to influence young voters, we have also apprised the commission about corrupt officers being posted, he added.

During Jind byelection, we had reported similar violations but no action was taken. This time, EC has assured they will look into our complaint,’ he further said.

The model code of conduct came into effect on September 21 soon after Assembly polls were announced by the ECI. The state goes to polls for all 90 seats on October 21 while counting of votes will take place on October 24.

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Source : India Today

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