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BJP Srinagar candidate gets show-cause notice for poll code violation

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The election authorities in have issued a notice to BJP candidate from the Parliamentary constituency Sheikh for violating the poll code by interacting with first-time voters at a hotel here.

Jehangir had Friday posted pictures on of BJP interacting with the first-time voters in

"Shri @rammadhavbjp ji interacts with first time voters in Srinagar. He told the first time voters that those who cast their votes in so far were only being remembered during votes and are being forgotten after the elections are over," Jehangir had tweeted.

Taking note of the meeting, the additional of Srinagar, who is the of the model code of conduct (MCC), issued a show-cause notice to Jehangir on Friday.

"You have reportedly held an interactive session with the first-time voters at Grand Palace, Srinagar, on April 12 without seeking prior permission from the District Election Officer, Srinagar, which clearly envisages that the expenses incurred thereof were also concealed," the notice said.

The notice granted Jehangir 24 hours to explain his conduct.

"As your action is in violation of the model code of conduct and the guidelines issued by the on two accounts one, you have not sought prior permission, and second, your conduct leads to the concealment of expenditures thereof you are accordingly directed to explain your conduct within 24 hours failing which it would be brought to the notice of the for appropriate action," the notice read.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 18:00 IST