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Cong questions EC approval of extension to Himachal official

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

on Sunday questioned the extension provided by the to a at a time the model code of conduct is in place.

In a statement, the of Opposition in the Assembly expressed concern over the approval given by the commission to the of the despite prior complaint by the

Agnihotri blamed the ruling for allegedly adopting double standards on extensions.

The BJP used to oppose extensions during the Virbhadra Singh-led previous government, raising the issue of "retired and tired", but now it is adopting the same policy after coming to power, Agnihotri said.

The Congress also wondered why was favouring officers belonging to the latter's home district of

A number of engineers have also submitted a memorandum to the against the extension to the chief engineer, Agnihotri said.

The Congress is mulling alternative steps against the extension, he said, adding that such measures raised questions on the conduct of free and fair elections.

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First Published: Sun, April 07 2019. 21:20 IST