Chhattisgarh ministers violated poll code: CongressBy IANS
Saturday, January 22, 2011
RAIPUR - The Congress’ Chhattisgarh unit Saturday filed a complaint against two senior ministers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for violating the model code of conduct imposed by the poll panel for the assembly by-poll in Durg district.
“We have complained against Home Minister Nankiram Kanwar and PWD Minister Brijmohan Agrawal to district returning officer R.S. Thakur as the two were using red beacon light-fitted government vehicles for poll campaigning in Sanjari Balod assembly segment - a clear violation of the poll code of conduct,” state Congress president Dhanendra Sahu told reporters.
The Sanjari Balod assembly constituency is scheduled to go to polls Feb 14. The election was necessitated as the sitting legislator Madanlal Sahu (BJP) died following a heart attack in August last year.
The filing of nomination papers began Jan 21 and the scrutiny will take place Jan 29. The counting of votes will be held Feb 17. The main contest will be between the BJP and the Congress.