MANGALDAI, March 28: The Nodal Officer of Model Code of Conduct Cell (MCC Cell) of Mangaldai Election District has issued show-cause notice to BJP candidate Binda Kumar Saikia and Congress candidate Dr. Zoii th Sarma of 66 Sipajhar LAC in Darrang district for gross violation of the model code of conduct. In the show-cause notice issued separately to both the candidates on March 27 by the Nodal Officer-cum-Additiol Deputy Commissioner Dharmanda Barua, both the candidates have been directed to submit their written reply within 24 hours. In the notice issued to BJP candidate Binda Kumar Saikia it has been alleged that without obtaining prior permission, temporary party offices for electioneering were set up in spite of several communications, party workers were holding public meetings, vehicles were moving with banners and posters and fresh posters and banners were found to be erected on government or public properties where the administration earlier had removed such banners and posters. Both the show-cause notice was issued on the basis of the photographically substantiated report submitted by the flying squads. Show-cause notice on similar grounds has also been issued to Congress candidate Dr. Zoii th Sarma. The show-cause notice also informed both the candidates that failure to submit the satisfactory written reply would be dealt as per provision of relevant law. The violation of the model code of conduct allegedly committed by both the candidates has widely been criticized here as Dr. Zoii th Sarma had represented the constituency as the AGP legislator for quite a long term of 20 years from 1985 to 2001in which he was nomited as Cabinet Minister for two terms in 1985 and 1996. Similarly BJP candidate Binda Kumar Saikia had represented the same constituency for two terms in 2006 and 2011 as Congress legislator.
Show-cause notice issued to Zoii th Sarma, Binda Kumar Saikia