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MCC violation in Kupwara | Notice served to political party

02:04 AM May 10, 2024 IST | TARIQUE RAHEEM
mcc violation in kupwara   notice served to political party
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Kupwara, May 9:  District Adminstration Kupwara Thursday took cognizance and served a notice to People's Conference (PC) for violation of Model Code of Conduct at Vilgam area of Handwara.

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Nodal Officer, Model Code of Conduct, (MCC), Additional District Magistrate, Kupwara issued a show-cause-notice to Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Conference District President Kupwara, after a vehicle mounted with party flag transporting GI pipes was spotted at Vilgam area of Handwara. Vehicle was immediately intercepted and seized.

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An official communiqué in this regard reads "During the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, display of any flag, sticker etc. on commercial vehicles is not permissible unless such vehicle is a vehicle being validly used for election campaign after obtaining the requisite permit from the District Election Officer/Returning Officer and the said permit is displayed, in original, on the wind-screen of the vehicle".

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"The Nodal Officer, maintained that a report was received that a commercial vehicle mounted with a JKPC party flag, bearing no: JK09-5257 carrying 89 GI pipes was spotted at Kukroosa, Tehsil Villgam, raising concerns regarding adherence to the prescribed guidelines/instructions issued by the Election Commission of India".

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"Taking cognizance of the report ,the Nodal Officer MCC has served the notice to the District President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference Kupwara, seeking an explanation as to why the vehicle mounted with party flag was transporting GI pipes. It is illegal, gross misconduct and amounting to clear violation of Model Code of Conduct guidelines as this kind of activity has the tendency to influence the voters" reads the communiqué.

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"Failure in submission of clarification within two days may warrant the matter being forwarded to chief Electoral Officer" reads it further.

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