CM gets EC notice for remarks

CM gets EC notice for remarks

It was reported in a section of the media that the CM, while campaigning, had told the people in Kollegal that their constituency will not see development including road work, if they fail to elect the BJP candidate.

The Congress, which lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer in this connection, alleged that the CM was threatening the people for political gains.

Sources said that the officials of the Election Commission have video evidence regarding the CM’s statement and the same has been submitted to the EC. After going through the documents, the CEO served the notice on the CM demanding his reply within next two days.

The chief electoral officer has issued an order stating that officials should hoist the flag in the five constituencies where the by-elections are being held. District in-charge ministers should not hoist the flag.

But, at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bangalore, the chief minister has been allowed to hoist the national flag.

However, the chief minister has been barred from announcing any new programmes or making assurance as the poll code is in place.