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BJP Srinagar candidate gets show-cause notice for poll code violation

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Srinagar, Apr 13: The election authorities in Srinagar have issued a notice to BJP candidate from the Srinagar parliamentary constituency Sheikh Khalid Jehangir for violating the poll code by interacting with first-time voters at a hotel here.

Jehangir had Friday posted pictures on Twitter of BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav interacting with the first-time voters in Srinagar.

“Shri @rammadhavbjp ji interacts with first time voters in Srinagar. He told the first time voters that those who cast their votes in Kashmir so far were only being remembered during votes and are being forgotten after the elections are over,” Jehangir had tweeted.

Taking note of the meeting, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, who is the nodal officer of the model code of conduct (MCC), issued a show-cause notice to Jehangir on Friday.

“You have reportedly held an interactive session with the first-time voters at Grand Palace, Srinagar, on April 12 without seeking prior permission from the District Election Officer, Srinagar, which clearly envisages that the expenses incurred thereof were also concealed,” the notice said.

The notice granted Jehangir 24 hours to explain his conduct.

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