Punjab

BJP violates poll code of conduct by having its office in a temple

Rajeev Bhaskar | January 06, 2017 01:57 PM

 JALANDHAR: District BJP may face action from Election Commission, as in spite of forced closure of its office in a temple during last assembly polls, it again opened its office in the same temple and even indulged in political activities from the same office.

During last poll, Congress had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission on District’s BJP office in Sheetla Mata Mandir in the walled city area of Mai Hira Gate and finally BJP had to lock its office.

After few months, BJP again opened its renovated office in the same temple and again the party may be in trouble and Election Commission may raise objection on it.

When contacted, Sampla said that BJP Office has nothing to do with the adjoining temple and entrance of both are separate.

Pointed out why they had to closed down earlier on the instruction of Election Commissioner, Sampla failed to give any satisfactory reply and said “ he will look into it”.

It is pertinent to mention here that as per the rules of Election Commission, no political party is allowed to use the premises of any religious place for poll activities.

Even the Supreme Court  in its recent verdict termed the use of religion, caste and language to demand votes as “illegal”.

 

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