After chief secretary CS Mathew, it’s now Tonk collector Lal Chand Aswal’s turn to face heat from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The party leaders on Saturday submitted a memorandum to chief electoral officer Ashok Jain demanding immediate removal of Aswal as district election officer alleging that he was working for the Congress government.
In the memorandum, the BJP has alleged that on October 13, Aswal had held an-hour-long meeting with PCC chief Chandrabhan at his residence in Mansarovar. The party also alleged that Aswal used his official vehicle for coming to PCC chief’s residence for the meeting.
“It’s a clear cut case of violation of code of conduct. Such meetings suggest that Aswal is working for the Congress party,” BJP said in its memorandum. The memorandum was submitted by BJP’s chief whip Rajendra Rathore, spokesperson Kailash Nath Bhat and state convener of party Yogendra Singh Tanwar.
In the memorandum, the BJP said the government posters and advertisements regarding free medicine scheme can be seen at various places across the state. This publicity material can influence the voters. The party leaders requested to EC to take immediate action in this regard.