Dhumal asks EC to take note of violation of Model Code of Conduct

Hamirpur: The BJP today charged the Congress led state government of openly violating the Model code of conduct issued for the assembly elections. The Election Commission should take notice of it and prevent the Congress from taking such steps, said Prem Kumar Dhumal, the former state chief minister and senior party leader.

In a chit chat with reporters here today, he said that by taking over control of the Satya Narain temple in Rampur and inaugurating the new structure of the Maan Bhiman Kali temple in Sarahan, the chief minister, Vir Bhadra Singh openly violated the Model code of conduct issued for the elections.

He said that the Congress was playing with the sentiments of Hindus and taking anti Hindu decisions. He said that once came to power, the BJP would reverse all such decisions that harmed the cause of Hindus and were taken by the Congress only to help its workers.

He said that he was not against the renovation of temples with the government money. However, it was not proper to inaugurate such temples at a time when Model code of conduct was enforced in the state by the Election Commission.

Dhumal hit out at all those officers who were helping the Congress in anti people decisions. He told such officers to behave properly failing which they would have to pay its price.

Replying to a question Dhumal said that merit, dedication towards party and win ability would be the main criterions for the party ticket this time. He said that no person would be entertained directly and all would have to apply through respective mandals to get the party ticket. He said that mandals would send their recommendations to the district body by November 5. The district body then discusses the recommendations of the mandal committees and sends their own panel to the state body. The state body would
formulate the panels after November 18th, and a final decision would be taken by the party high command by November 22nd.

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