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Election officer slaps notice on AAP over Wednesday's incident

Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 5:58pm IST | Agency: PTI
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The Aam Aadmi Party was today served a notice by the Delhi's Chief electoral office for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) over yesterday's violent protest outside BJP headquarters here.

New Delhi's Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Ameya Abhyankar has asked AAP to explain by 3 PM tomorrow as to why action should not be initiated against it for holding a protest without permission from poll officials and in violation of the MCC, which came to force since yesterday after the poll dates were announced. "We have issued AAP a show cause notice for organising a procession at Ashoka Road yesterday in front of the BJP office without any permission from the competent authority thereby violating the MCC. "We have sought an explanation within 24 hours over yesterday's protest outside BJP head office. There are provisions which can lead to anything from censure to derecongnition of political parties depending on the nature of the MCC violation and their explanation. However the action will decided by the Election Commission of India," said Delhi's chief electoral officer Vijay Dev.

New Delhi's DEO had also sought the police report yesterday in this matter which was submitted to the CEO office today.

According to the show cause notice, "Aam Aadmi party and its workers despite the model codel of conduct being in force, organised a procession at Ashoka Road on March 5 in front of the BJP office without any permission from the competent authority thereby violating various provisions of the MCC."




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