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AGP accuses Cong of code violation

Govt's relief and rehabilitation department issued a notification for payment of ex-gratia to the victims of police firing.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 21:37 IST

The opposition AGP on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress of violating the election code of conduct by granting ex-gratia payment to the victims of police firing in Kakopathar through a notification.

Citing a notification issued by the government's relief and rehabilitation department on Monday which mentions payment of ex-gratia to the victims of police firing, AGP spokesman Apurba Bhattacharjee said this was violation of election code of conduct.

The AGP would take up this matter with the state election department.

Bhattacharjee said the government had no power to issue such a notification and it was liable to attract action against it.

First Published: Mar 28, 2006 21:04 IST