Punjab & Region

SAD urges EC to take action against Panchayat minister for soliciting votes in an academic institution

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 18

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today urged the Election Commission to proceed against Panchayat minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal for violating the model code of conduct by soliciting votes for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Sangrur bypoll by making appeals in classrooms of the Desh Bhagat Government Aided College at Bardwal in Dhuri yesterday.

In a representation to the Election Commission, SAD Spokesman Arshdeep Singh Kler said the Panchayat minister has misused his position by seeking votes for AAP candidate Gurmail Singh in an academic institute.

He said this was not only a clear violation of the model code but also a violation of the instructions issued by the Election Commission.

The SAD Spokesman, while demanding action against the minister, also requested the Election Commission to issue a directive to the State government in this regard so that such violations do not occur in the future.