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Complaint lodged against Congress candidate

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Feb 24: A complaint was lodged against the Congress nominee of South Shillong Mas Chaudhuri for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by distributing free of cost ration and issuance of identity card to BPL families within the constituency.

In a letter of complaint to the Returning Officer on Friday, Pawan Sharma said that Chaudhuri has done the act in the capacity of being the maging trustee of Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust.

He alleged that the Trust has been distributing family identity card for BPL families in the constituency and has been providing them with free of cost rice (five kg), dal one kg), oil (500 ml) and potato (one kg) from the ration shop owned by Pradeep Ra at Jhalupara.

Terming the action as nothing but only a political gimmick during the time of election to woo the electorate, Sharma said, “I humbly request you to take stern action against him for violating the MCC as he is still distributing the forms for issuing new family IDs as well as providing ration to the poor people of the constituency and to restrain him from further distribution of new family identity cards.”

Stating that distributing of ration to BPL families and issuing of BPL family identity card is the sole responsibility of the district administration. He, however, said Chaudhuri has resorted to the tactics of issuing the same in the me of the charitable trust which is highly illegal.

“More so, when the model code of conduct is in force and the act of Chaudhuri also amounts to giving bribe with the sole intention to influence the voters,” he stated in the letter.

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