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Take action against minorities panel chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura for 'participating in political activities' of BJP: SAD

Alleges that Lalpura has attended functions of the BJP in which political leaders join the party

Take action against minorities panel chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura for 'participating in political activities' of BJP: SAD

Iqbal Singh Lalpura. File photo



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Chandigarh, April 2

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday accused the National Commission for Minorities Chairman Iqbal Singh Lalpura for "openly participating in political activities" of the BJP, and sought strict action by the Election Commission over it.

SAD, in a complaint to the poll panel, said Lalpura has allegedly attended functions of the BJP in which political leaders join the party. It was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct, the party said.

SAD chief spokesperson Arshdeep Singh Kler said the minorities panel chief was present at the BJP head office when MP Preneet Kaur joined the party.

The Union government set up the minorities panel under the National Commission of Minorities Act, 1992, the party said in a statement.

This commission was created to safeguard and protect the interest of minorities as provided in the Constitution and laws enacted by Parliament and state legislators, it said.

Kler said Lalpura was appointed "to work towards the betterment of minorities without involving himself in the political activities of a particular party".

He said that he wanted to bring into the Election Commission's notice that Lalpura was allegedly involved in the political activities of the BJP.

Kler claimed that last week Lalpura was also present at the BJP head office when MP Preneet Kaur joined the party. This is a clear violation of the provision of the Constitution and Model Code of Conduct and is not expected from the chairman of a national commission, he claimed. 

#BJP #Iqbal Singh Lalpura #Shiromani Akali Dal


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