Kandas’ “Excessive” Security, Polling Code Violation: INLD | Chandigarh News


Sirsa: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) wrote to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), accusing Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Govind Kanda of violating the model code of conduct at the request of the government.
INLD President Nafe Singh Rathi claimed that Kanda used scare tactics against voters by moving with the government apparatus and excessive security, while his brother, party lawmaker Haryana Lokhit, Gopal Kanda, also had a large, well-protected convoy. He asked why the BJP candidate needed so much security and under what provision a Haryana MP had received it.
Rathi said: “This terrifying election campaign betrays the intention of the ruling party candidate. The complaint is accompanied by a video from October 14, showing eight buses from the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and other paramilitary squads in Govind Kanda’s convoy in Mamera and other villages in the constituency of Elenabad Assembly.
The INLD called it “a hijacking of official machinery to sow fear among voters and defeat the goal of free and fair elections.” Rathi said all applicants should have equal personal safety and that protecting just one candidate is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
During his campaign, Govid Kanda repeatedly ran into trouble with aggressive farmers, so much so that the deputy commissioner had to ask the old panches and sarpanches to let him campaign. Farmers attacked meeting places and convoys of BJP-JJP members to repeal agro-marketing laws.


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