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Lok Sabha election: Complaint against Bhagwant Mann for filing ‘wrong’ assets details

In his recent affidavit, Mann has shown self-acquired property at Bir Kalan village measuring over 18 kanals, but in 2014, he has showed that he bought only 5 kanal land in Bir Kalan village, he alleged.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 08:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Sangrur
Lok Sabha election,Bhagwant Mann
AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann (HT File )

A right to information (RTI) activist has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against sitting MP and AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann who allegedly filing wrong information in his affidavit about his income and property.

In his complaint to the chief election commissioner, chief electoral officer, Punjab, and district election officer-cum-deputy commissioner, Sangrur resident Kamal Anand alleged that there is huge difference between affidavits filed by Mann in 2012, 2017 and 2019. “In 2017 when he contested assembly election from Jalalabad against Sukhbir Singh Badal, he declared ₹9.34 lakh as his annual income. But in 2019, he mentioned his annual income at ₹16.54 lakh for the same year (2016-17),” alleged Anand.

In his recent affidavit, Mann has shown self-acquired property at Bir Kalan village measuring over 18 kanals, but in 2014, he has showed that he bought only 5 kanal land in Bir Kalan village, he alleged.

Anand said a probe should be ordered against Mann under Section 125A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, and Section 177 of Indian Panel Code for filling wrong information and wilfully concealing vital information about his income and self-purchase property in his affidavit.

Terming the allegations baseless, Mann said: “I will file a reply if I get a notice from the authorities concerned,”

District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said he will look into the matter.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 22:24 IST