Case against Chandigarh Mayor for bribing voters

Updated on May 08, 2004 01:40 PM IST

A case has been registered against the Mayor for allegedly bribing voters by promising ration and keresone to non-eligible residents.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh

A case has been registered against Chandigarh Mayor Kamlesh for allegedly bribing voters by promising ration and keresone to non-eligible residents of Ram Darbar area, police sources said on Friday. 

Police registered the case against the Mayor of Congress ruled CMC on a complaint of Chandigarh Unit of the BJP, which had earlier made a complaint of misuse of official vehicle by the Mayor following which the Returning Officer had directed the Corporation to ensure that the vehicle was not misused.

BJP had alleged that the Mayor was signing ration cards of some and issuing slips for issuance of ration and keresone from a shop in Sector 20, police sources said, adding investigations were on.

BJP candidate Saty Pal Jain demanded the resignation of the Mayor, who however denied the allegation saying she was only performing her duty by verifying the antecedents of people living in her area.

Meanwhile, on the directions of the Election Commission, the Chandigarh Police has also registered a case against BJP for allegedly distributing covers of stepneys of two wheelers in order to influence the voters.

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