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Friday 17 November 2017
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Congress writes to EC over space for Hamirpur Rally

The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee has made a complaint to the Election Commission of India regarding unavailability of space to hold pubic meetings of political parties at Hamirpur and requested EC to order the Hamirpur district administration to mark down places for holding political public meetings.

In a written complaint to the CEC, HPCC spokesman Deepak Sharma, has alleged that the Hamirpur district administration had been depriving the Opposition party of the state from holding a “parivartan rally” at Hamirpur, despite their efforts to seek permission from the administration, while BJP leaders had been holding such rallies at different places in the district.

The HPCC has alleged that the Congress had decided to hold a “parivartan rally” at Hamirpur on June 5, which was to be addressed by Union Ministers Virbhadra Singh and Anand Sharma and other leaders, but the HPCC had to postpone the rally as proper place was not made available for it.

On the other side DC, Hamirpur, Rajinder Singh Thakur cleared that administration had granted permission to hold a public meeting at Gandhi Chowk for June 2, but Congress wanted it for June 5 and the party has now applied for permission for Government Senior Secondary School (boys), Hamirpur, for July 5, which has been sent to the Deputy Director, Education, for seeking NoC. However, DC cleared that state had banned holding meetings of political parties in educational institutions through a notification in April 2011.

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