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Tuesday 22 August 2017
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BJP Complaint to EC, accuses CM for using “Oakover” for election campaign

Himachal Pradesh BJP has accused Chief minister Virbhadra Singh for using his official residence “Oakover” for election campaign. The state BJP has lodged complaint with election commission of India and also demanded removal of three retired IAS officers reemployed by Congress government.

In its written complaint to chief election commissioner V S Sampat, BJP claimed that about 100 government employees were called at Oakover and asked to garner support in favour of Congress candidate Mohan Lal Brakta in their respective booths.

In its complaint BJP has complaint against three IAS officers reemployed by Virbhadra Singh government and demanded their removal. BJP alleged that all three retired IAS officers who have been posted in the chief minister’s office on sensitive posts have been deployed on election campaign work only these days, which amounts of misuse of government machinery.

BJP has demanded to issue strict action against the state government. In its letter BJP has also alleged that complaints related to violation of model conduct were lodged by BJP from time to time with the Election Commission of India and state election department but chief electoral officer of Himachal Pradesh was not taking required action.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.