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'Badal violating poll code'

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh
May 03, 2004 02:48 PM IST

Congress accused Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal of unauthorised use of red beacon atop his vehicle while campaigning.

Congress on Saturday accused Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal of unauthorised use of a red beacon atop his vehicle while campaigning and asked the Chief Election Commissioner to immediately check the "flagrant violation" of model code of conduct.

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"He travels in a cavalcade consisting of a large number of vehicles everyday while seeking votes thus violating model code of conduct openly," Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Upender Sharma said here in a statement.

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He said Badal recently campaigned in a vehicle bearing Haryana registration number with a red beacon atop to canvass for Charanjit Singh Atwal in Phillaur Lok Sabha constituency.

"It is a daily routine for Badal to break the law and the authorities concerned have not bothered to perform their constitutional duty to check violation of rules by Badal", he added.

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