MLA hands over vehicles to MC, ‘violates’ poll code
Moga, March 13
In an apparent violation of the model code of conduct, Congress MLA Dr Harjot Kamal today presided over a function of the Moga Municipal Corporation and handed over at least five tractor-trailers and 200 rehris to the local authorities.
These vehicles were purchased under the Swach Bharat Mission and were delivered to the local body on March 10, the date on which the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates of the Lok Sabha elections.
Senior Deputy Mayor Anil Bansal said funds to the tune of Rs 48 lakh received from the union government under the mission were lying unused in the accounts of the local body for the past three years.
Deepinder Singh Sandhu, an independent councillor, questioned the authority of the MLA to hand over these vehicles to the local body at a time when the model code of conduct was in force.
AAP spokesman Navdip Singh Sangha alleged that the Congress MLA misused his authority to get publicity for the ruling party and influence the voters.