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Cong MP, HSPDP candidate get EC notices for code violation

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The has issued notices to MP and a Hills State (HSPDP) candidate for laying a foundation stone of a hostel allegedly in violation of model code of conduct, officials said today.

Both Pala and HSPDP nominee in district D Jyndiang had attended a foundation stone-laying function of of a Church at Tiehsaw village in West Khasi Hills as guests last week.

is Lok Sabha member from Shillong.

F K Kharkongor said the Nongstoin returning officer P D Sangma had issued notices to the two persons in connection with the programme with a direction that their replies be submitted within five days.

He said the department is waiting for their replies to ascertain the actual position and the same will be forwarded to the for necessary action.

Pala on the other hand defended his position and said, I do not think I violated the model code of conduct. I attended the program of the Church as an invited guest.

He said he will reply to the show cause is consultation with his lawyers.

The regional party HSPDP candidate from Nongstoin constituency also denied any violation of the MCC.

He told reporters yesterday at Nongstoin that he attended the church program as a common man and not as a and there was no announcement of any scheme there.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 16:30 IST