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Goa: Cong cries foul over continuation of transferred officers

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Alleging that is deliberately not relieving certain officers despite transfer orders issued against them to "benefit" ruling party's nominees in Assembly elections, the today demanded the Commission to take cognisance of the matter.

"There are some officers who were transferred as a part of the mandatory procedure followed during elections, but they are not being relieved by state government," secretary Girish Chodankar told reporters.

He said the Commission had strictly asked the to relieve the officers from their posts and shift them to the transferred places.

"But these officers still continue serving though the has set in," Chodankar added.

He alleged the officers were not shifted in a bid to "benefit" the ruling party's candidates and "harass" the Congress' contestants in different constituencies.

Elections will be held for 40-member House on February 4.

"ECI should take suo motto cognisance of such thing. If they don't, the party will submit a formal complaint to ECI," Chodankar said.

He took a dig at the BJP over its statement that oncoming elections would be a referendum on the issue of Medium of Instruction in local schools.

"Current policy of the MoI was drafted by the previous Congress-led The same policy has been continued by the BJP-led government. So when they say elections are referendum on MOI, that means they are virtually endorsing party," he said.

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First Published: Fri, January 06 2017. 18:13 IST