Congress MLAs meet SEC over Sohana elections

A deputation of the Congress candidates contesting election for gram panchayat,Sohana,met M L Sharma,secretary of the State Election Commission,Punjab,Chandigarh under the leadership of local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu regarding cancellation of nomination of Davinder Kaur contesting election for the Sarpanch of this village.

Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: June 27, 2013 1:42 am

A deputation of the Congress candidates contesting election for gram panchayat,Sohana,met M L Sharma,secretary of the State Election Commission,Punjab,Chandigarh under the leadership of local MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu regarding cancellation of nomination of Davinder Kaur contesting election for the Sarpanch of this village.

In a press release issued here Wednesday,Sidhu blamed the returning officer,Kharar,for intentionally rejecting the nomination of Davinder Kaur,who is contesting election for the sarpanch of village Sohana by detaching the genuine papers.

He blamed that the episodeon the influence of Akali leaders and former Sarpanch Parmindar Singh. He demanded that the commission hold an enquiry into the matter and the guilty be booked. Sidhu added that till the enquiry is complete the panchayat election in Sohana should be stayed.

Sidhu further warned that if justice is not given,all the members of Congress contesting elections will withdraw their nominations. Mohan Lal,Secretary,Election Commission,Punjab,Chandigarh assured the deputation of rechecking the papers of Davinder Kaur and a thorough enquiry in this case.

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