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GGP plaint to EC against Chouhan

THE GONDWANA Ganatantra Party (GGP) has lodged a formal complaint with the State Election Commission regarding the alleged violation of the model code of conduct by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 12:53 IST

THE GONDWANA Ganatantra Party (GGP) has lodged a formal complaint with the State Election Commission regarding the alleged violation of the model code of conduct by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The use of the Chief Minister’s office to arrange election contact tours for the Chief Minister’s wife Sadhna Singh features as a main complaint by the party.

The GGP today submitted a complaint letter to the Chief Election Commissioner and urged him to take immediate action in the matter. The GGP letter mentions the Chief Minister conducted public meetings well beyond the stipulated time with the use of loudspeakers on April 14 at Dumawar in the Budhni Assembly constituency.

The GGP said the local administration also did not report this to the Election Commission, which proves clear misuse of the official machinery. The letter further mentions the Chief Minister’s wife Sadhna Singh was conducting public contact tours in the constituency and all arrangements for this was being made by the CM’s office and his media team was also publicising these tours.

The GGP said the fact that the media department of the CM’s office releases news regarding his wife’s election contact tours, was a clear violation of code of conduct. The party also charged the Chief Minister had already surpassed the stipulated election expenditure of Rs six lakhs and thus he should be removed from the process. 

GGP alleged colourful wall paintings of his election symbol cost a huge sum apart from the huge number of wall paintings, banners, posters and flags used.

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