Kaul Singh raps Himachal State Election Commission over local bodies poll conduct

Shimla: Congress today wrapped the State Election Commission (SEC) of being passive about violations to election code of conduct taking place in the ensuing election to Panchayat and urban local bodies.

Talking to the media, Kaul Singh, Pradesh congress president said that ministers and BJP workers were making gross misuse of official machinery and the state election commission had done nothing about it.

He said that bowing to the government, SEC had withdrawn flower as an election symbol for candidates in the upcoming elections, whereas some candidates has only objected t to rose flower being made an symbol as it could be confused with lotus by the voters.

About the scheduled launch of free ambulance service on 25th December, the PCC president said it was an blatant violation of the election code of conduct.

When pointed out that the state election commission had permitted launching of the free ambulance service in the state, he said the launch could have been delayed by a week and the service could have been made operational without a formal launch.

This clearly showed that SEC was being partial and favouring the ruling party in the ensuing elections, said Kaul Singh.

Photo by: Kumar Lalit

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  1. says: Rajneesh

    Kaul Singh Ji,

    Blaming BJP seems funny for small misconducts in Himachal…what about your own ruling Congress party at center that has allowed creating World Records in scandals in past few months.. from CWG to 2g Spectrum..

    Suresh Kalmadi & A Raja, deserve Padamshree Awards for creating the biggest scandals under the nose and rule of CONGRESS in INDIAN history and playing with public money.

    And about misconducts of government machinery, everyone knows it, every party in rule has the privilege to do so.

  2. says: Sharman

    Kaul Singh Ji, you are true, but this guy Rajneesh is also true, I am struck in between and wanting to know which side I go, with a big chor or with a smaller thug. Even if I don’t go with anyone, it won’t matter as one chor will still come. Now it is your turn to rise in Himachal and this Dhumil government crushed the old congress well wishers too badly in Hamirpur. It was too bad. To some extent I must say that congress never did like that with any opposition thinking common man. So now you know my answer. Please try to be good public representative.

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