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EC bans use of aircraft during Assembly polls in Haryana

Election Commission on Tuesday said political leaders in Haryana will not be allowed to use government and PSU-owned aircraft duringnext month's assembly elections in the state.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2009 22:46 IST

Election Commission on Tuesday said political leaders in Haryana will not be allowed to use government and PSU-owned aircraft during
next month's assembly elections in the state.

Announcing this here, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Sajjan Singh said there would be a complete ban on the use of aircraft owned by Government and PSU by political leaders.

The only exemption is for the Prime Minister. He said requests were received from some leaders for relaxation of these restrictions for various reasons, including concern for security.

"The Commission reviewed the matter. After taking into consideration all relevant factors, the Commission decided there would be no relaxation," he said.

Singh said the restrictions, however, did not prohibit use of private aircraft by political leaders.

Assembly polls in Haryana is slated for October 13.