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Heat of polls over,complaints enter cold storage

The complaints that were filed during the course of the elections by the political parties with the Returning Officers are lying in cold storage with no decisions being taken on them. Most of the complaints were filed during the heat of campaigning,but have not been pursued.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
January 3, 2012 1:56:31 am

The complaints that were filed during the course of the elections by the political parties with the Returning Officers (ROs) are lying in cold storage with no decisions being taken on them. Most of the complaints were filed during the heat of campaigning,but have not been pursued.

One such complaint was filed by Congress leaders Devinder Singh Babla and Pardeep Chhabra. The complaint was against the BJP for bringing out a booklet of scams and also distributing counterfeit currency notes with the pictures of Congress leaders on it. The complainants had alleged that the BJP was naming Congress leaders in scams that they did not have any involvement in. Further printing and distributing counterfeit currency notes was against the law.

The RO had thereafter issued notice to the president of the city unit of BJP Sanjay Tandon. He had filed his reply and since then no action has been taken. Officials state that in the next couple of days action will be taken on the issue.

Another complaint was filed by Congress leader Chander Mukhi Sharma. He had alleged that the Chief Engineer of the Municipal Corporation,in violation of the code of conduct,had swings installed in the parks of Sector 35. He had alleged that the play equipment was being installed with the aim of benefiting the Shiromani Akali Dal candidate who has since then won the election.

BJP had also filed complaints against the Congress candidates including one filed in ward 18 over hoarding of Congress candidate being present on commercial buildings. Complaints were filed on a number of such issues.

An official of the State Election Commission said that the ROs were dealing with the complaints. “Action,wherever required would be taken in the coming days,” he added.

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