Varanasi- Notice issued in the matter of campaigning for SP in Collectorate premises, clarification will have to be given within 48 hours | Notice issued in the matter of campaigning for SP in Collectorate premises, clarification will have to be given within 48 hours


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SP MLC Ashutosh Singha accused of violating the model code of conduct.

SP’s MLC Ashutosh Singha was found campaigning for the Samajwadi Party and distributing printed campaign material pamphlets in the collectorate’s government office premises at around 3 pm on Monday. Taking this matter seriously, the Returning Officer/Additional Municipal Magistrate (IV) of Varanasi’s 388 North Assembly Constituency has issued a notice and sought clarification within 48 hours. While issuing the notice, he has also directed that in the event of not giving an explanation within the stipulated time, assuming that he has nothing to say in this regard and legal action will be taken by telling the matter to the Election Commission.

complaint received on mobile whatsapp
According to the information, the Returning Officer received a complaint on WhatsApp that Member Legislative Council Ashutosh Singha was distributing campaign pamphlets along with promoting the party in the Collectorate’s government office premises at around 3 pm on January 24. On receipt of the complaint, a notice has been issued and an explanation has been sought from them.

found this irregularity
Propaganda of any political party is strictly prohibited in the government office premises during official working hours. Whether any kind of permission has been taken in this matter or not? One of the cycles used by him during the campaign was carrying the photo of Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav. Further, the name/address of the publisher/printer was not found on the promotional material/pamphlet. This also comes under the purview of violation of section 127 (a) of the Model Code of Conduct / Representation of the People Act, 1951.

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