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Cong files complaint against currency note imagery

Complaints about violation of model code of conduct were moved today with the State Election Commission by political parties.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
December 14, 2011 1:11:35 am

Complaints about violation of model code of conduct were moved today with the State Election Commission by political parties.

Against BJP

Congress candidates Pardeep Chhabra and Devinder Singh Babla have moved a complaint against counterfeit currency notes distributed by the BJP,with pictures of Congress leaders as well as against the booklet on scams printed by the BJP.

The complainants state that BJP is distributing currency notes of Rs 1000 resembling those issued by Reserve Bank of India. The colour combination as well as the writing and printing is same as that of the real notes. The complaint states that this amounts to counterfeiting currency notes as defined in Sector 489-A IPC.

The currency note has pictures of the two candidates Babla and Chhabra as well as Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. The complaint states that the party has tried to tarnish the image of the three leaders and the Congress party and violates the model code of conduct.

The complaint further mentions that the BJP had also published a book “Congress ka Haath Ghotalon Ke Saath” that mentions irregularities and illegalities committed by various officers of the Chandigarh Administration. They state that the book has nothing to do with the Congress or the candidates. But pictures of the Congress leaders have been printed in the book.

Against Congress

O P Gupta,the election agent of Satinder Singh,BJP candidate from ward 18 moved a complaint that hoardings of Congress candidate from the ward Devinder Singh Babla are hanging on commercial buildings.

The complaint further states that voter list of ward 18 provided by the State Election Commissioner/ ARO office on dated 12 December 2011 contains no photographs of the voters even when this is the rule.

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