Moga, January 13
Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Returning Officer (RO) Satwant Singh has issued notices to actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika, Congress MLA Dr Harjot Kamal and district BJP president Vinay Sharma for violation of the model code and prohibitory orders issued in the wake of Covid.
The Election Commission had ordered that no political rallies, road shows or street corner meets will be allowed till January 15, said Harish Nayyar, District Magistrate-cum-District Election Officer. The RO has sought a reply from Malvika Sood on the public gathering held at her brother’s residence on Monday. CM Charanjit Singh Channi and PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had come to Sood’s residence to induct her into the party. Several othe leaders and hundreds of local party workers and mediapersons were also present on the occasion. Satwant Singh said he had come to his notice through media reports that the gathering was in contravention of the EC orders. A similar notice has been issued to local MLA Dr Harjot Kamal who held a show of strength on Monday outside his residence. The march only stopped after a warning by the police. The SDM said he had also issued a notice to the BJP for holding a public event at Shaheedi Park. — TNS
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Ropar: Returning Officers of Ropar, Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib served notices on AAP candidates Dinesh Chadha and Harjot Bains, and Moga MLA Harjot Kamal, respetviely, for alleged poll code violations. While AAP candidates were found holding large gatherings in villages, Kamal had taken a big delegation to CM’s residence.
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