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Panchayat polls: Congress moves SEC alleging model code violation by PMO

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Opposition Wednesday filed a complaint against the for allegedly violating the model code of conduct for panchayat polls in by announcing the date of inauguration of the in the state.

State Election Commissioner H N Bora said, "We have received the complaint this evening. We will see the procedure and take action accordingly. We will seek a report from the PMO."

In its complaint filed to the (SEC), the alleged that it was announced on Wednesday, when the first phase of panchayat poll was going on in the state, that will inaugurate over the on December 25.

The 4.94-km is the country's longest rail-road bridge, connecting the south of the in Dibrugarh district of with Silapathar in district, bordering

Asserting that such announcements would influence voters of both the first and second phase of polling, the demanded action against the PMO for violating the modal code of conduct.

Earlier in the day, a said in that the will inaugurate the Bogibeel Bridge on December 25,coinciding with the birth anniversary of late

While the first phase of polling was held in 16 districts, the second phase would take place on December 9 in 13 districts. The counting for both the phases will take place on December 12.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:50 IST