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Congress writes to EC, seeks action against SAD for misleading pamphlet to influence Punjab voters

Chandigarh, April 28, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Congress party on Sunday demanded strict action against SAD for circulating a misleading pamphlet which targets the policy issues having a direct bearing on four types of voters – Labourers, SCs, BCs, Farmers and Government employees.

In a complaint made by General Secretary PPCC Captain Sandeep Sandhu to the Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju, it has been pointed out that a careful perusal of 35 points mentioned in the pamphlet directly violates the provisions of Model Code of Conduct.

Captain Sandeep Sandhu further mentioned that these above mentioned voters were the backbone of the state economy and were being targeted with false information on policy matters not only to manipulate their minds against the Chief Minister, Punjab but was also in clear violation of fundamental component of General Elections, ie free and fair elections.

Apart from aforementioned, certain religious issues have also been highlighted in the pamphlet there by misleading the voters in the name of religion. He further said that this action of SAD was a result of deliberation which was impregnated with utmost malaise and puts to display the party’s utter disregard towards the institution of democracy and ongoing Electoral process.

In another complaint, Congress has immediately demanded stringent action against SAD BJP regarding gross misconduct for misusing Cinema multiplexes and PTC Channel to run false advertisement in their favour to malign the name of Chief Minister, Punjab and Congress party.

The Congress party demanded a stern and urgent action against SAD (Badal) and BJP for this blatant illegal action and necessary action to ban screening of particular advertisement which presently was being openly screened all over Punjab in cinema Halls and multiplexes and PTC Channels.

Congress party has also sought an appropriate legal action against the violators as they have committed a clear cut breach of the Code of Conduct to ensure free and fair parliamentary elections in the state.

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