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EC issues notice to Sunny Deol for ‘violating’ poll code

In the notice, it was pointed out that by holding a public meeting during the silent period, Deol has violated the model code of conduct.

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Actor-turned-BJP candidate Sunny Deol during his election campaign in Pathankot. (Source: PTI/File)

The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate Sunny Deol for allegedly violating of the model code of conduct.

Poll officials took serious note of a public meeting held by Deol in Pathankot on Friday night, after the silent period come in force.

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They also found that a loud speaker was used in the public meeting in which around 200 people were present.

In the notice, it was pointed out that by holding a public meeting during the silent period, Deol has violated the model code of conduct.

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Deol is pitted against Congress’s Sunil Jakhar from the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency.