Former minister and Congress general secretary Harminder Jassi has submitted a memorandum to the Bathinda deputy commissioner, demanding that the office must remain neutral during the Lok Sabha polls later this year.
"Information procured under RTI has shown that some votes were cancelled in 2012 assembly polls to benefit the SAD. More than 100 ration depots were allotted just before the polls," he alleged. He claimed that several schemes and benefits of the state government were used to influence voters and the administration must ensure that nothing of such sort happened.
"Even now, aadhar cards are being made in the offices of prominent leaders or party offices of the ruling party. This is a questionable practice." "Whenever the Bathinda MP in is town, the official machinery is at her beck and call. No other MP gets such attention across the state."
"You (the DC) are requested to look into these matters. Please take steps to ensure that free and fair polls are conducted in the Lok Sabha constituency of Bathinda. We will not allow the administration to repeat the pranks deployed in 2012," a part of the memorandum reads.