Cooking gas declaration by Chief Minister a violation of model code of conduct: Congress
Party demands state election commission to register a case on the matter
Blaming the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for violating the model code of conduct enforced in the State in view of the upcoming urban local body (ULB) elections, the State Congress has demanded that the State Election Commission should take a serious note of it and take prompt action against him.
In a letter written to the State Election Commission, the party has said that making any declaration of any development-related activity or inauguration of any project during the electioneering amounts to the violation of the model code of conduct.
In the letter, the State Congress vice-president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that the Chief Minister Rawat on the occasion of the State foundation day on November 9 had declared that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate Haridwar-Dehradun cooking gas pipeline on November 22, something which is a clear case of the violation of the model code of conduct.
He said that the declaration was definitely meant to influence the voters when the campaigning was running in full swing for the ULB polls. The party has requested the State Election Commission to take note of the violation by the Chief Minister and register a case against him for the same.
Ahead of ULB polls, Cong expels 17 leaders for anti- party activities
‘More may be expelled soon,’ says state Cong vice-president Dhasmana
Grappling with dissidence ahead of the crucial urban local body (ULB) polls, the state Congress expelled 17 leaders from the party for six years, charging them with anti -party activities. Informing, the state party vice -president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that the move had followed receipt of numerous complaints against some party leaders for working against the official party candidates for the polls. “The disciplinary committee of the party received such complaints and hence the action taken against those engaged in spiting the prospects of the party’s candidates at the ULB polls,” he said. He made it clear that indiscipline would be sternly dealt with. The leaders who have been expelled from the party are Arun Uniyal, Anul Pasi, Mukesh Pasi, Golu, Rajendra Dhawan, Sanjay Thapa, Yashpal Dhawan and Sagar Gurung, all from Dehradun. The party also expelled Kiran Singh, M D Sharma, Rajendra Bhanwar, Puneet Salonia, Digvijay Singh, Ravi Chaudhary and Kulwant Chaddha from Shivalik Nagar Municipal Council area. Besides, Pushpa Deupa from Didihat and Hamid Ali from Nagar Panchayat Kalakheda have been expelled on the same charge of anti-party activities.
Dhasmana said that the party has also sought explanation from many other leaders and if satisfactory reply is not received the party would take appropriate action against them too. “Ours is a disciplined party and nobody would be spared if it is found that the limit of discipline is crossed,” he warned.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–
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