Madhya Pradesh poll official canvassing for son: Congress

November 15th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress party in Madhya Pradesh Saturday charged the state’s Chief Electoral Officer P.P. Tiwari with misusing government resources for his son contesting the assembly elections and demanded his removal from the post. “Tiwari was using the government phones to canvass support for his son Sarvendu Tiwari, who is contesting the assembly election from Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) in Sidhi district’s Churhat constituency,” Congress spokesperson J.P. Dhanopia told IANS.

Ajay Singh, son of Union Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh, is pitted against Tiwari as a Congress candidate.

Dhanopia said his party had complained to the Election Commission against the chief electoral officer and demanded his immediate removal till the completion of the election process.

He asserted that Tiwari was using official mobile and landline phones for canvassing and that the Election Commission should examine the details of his phone calls of the last one month and register a case against him for violating the electoral code of conduct.

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