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Lal Singh denies poll code breach; admn not satisfied

punjab Updated: Mar 26, 2014 22:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Lal Singh

Trouble is brewing for Congress MLA Lal Singh for using his official residence for political purposes, though he, in his reply, has strongly denied it.

Responding to the show cause notice of the district electoral officer, MLA Lal Singh has denied any violation of code of conduct at his residence.

"As per practice of holding an Akand Path on the last Tuesday of every month, I had observed the same at my residence. After the religious activity, I had also arranged for some entertainment by hiring a singer for my supporters, who had converged in large number to greet me. As former CM Captain

Amarinder Singh and MP Preneet Kaur reached my home to greet me, some workers raised slogans in their favour. However, I stopped them", said Lal Singh.

The Congress MLA further said that there was no political speech made by anyone from the stage. However, he admitted that some workers placed the Congress flag on the stage, which was not in his knowledge. "However, when I noticed it, I asked workers to remove them immediately", he added.

However, sources said that the district administration was not satisfied with the reply. The DC has asked the area assistant returning officer to file detailed comments on the reply of Lal Singh.

The administration has made a video CD of the entire function. Supporters not only raised Congress slogans at the function, but Captain Amarinder held a press conference in which he took up several political issues.

"I have forwarded the reply of the Congress MLA to the SDM to file the detailed comments. The case will be sent to the CEO, Punjab for the further action", said GK Singh, deputy commissioner -cum- district electoral officer.

A large number of Congress workers had converged at the Lal Singh's residence at Rajbaha Road, where Captain Amarinder Singh and Preneet had addressed them on Tuesday.