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Opposition at EC against Congress' Bathinda nominee


IANS Chandigarh
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday urged the Election Commission (EC) to register a case against Bathinda Congress candidate Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and cancel his nomination for allegedly trying to bribe voters.
A SAD delegation led by party's Senior Vice President Daljit Singh Cheema submitted a formal representation to Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S. Karuna Raju in this regard, along with a video evidence.
"The SAD represented that Warring has not only violated the model code of conduct but also indulged in corrupt practices as per Section 123 of Representation of People Act 1950 and Representation of People Act 1951. It said in the light of this fact, he should be arrested immediately after registration of appropriate cases against him," Cheema said here.
"In the alleged bribery video, social worker Tinku Punjab of Budhlada town tells Raja Warring to take back Rs 50,000 given to him. Warring forces Tinku to keep the money and then rushes out of his residence," Cheema said.
Raja Warring is a sitting legislator of the ruling Congress in Punjab.
Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira also demanded cancellation of Raja Warring's candidature and registration of a case against him.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 7:42 PM IST

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