A public rally at its office in Lucknow, attended by hundreds, has rocked the Samajwadi party just weeks before the election in Uttar Pradesh, with the Election Commission demanding an explanation for organizing the rally “in the name of a virtual rally.” ” in violation of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Referring to Friday’s event in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Uttar Pradesh, the report states that, after considering the matter, the polling station has decided to give the party an opportunity to explain its stance on the “violations”.
“Your explanations will reach the Commission within 24 hours of receipt of this message, failing which the Commission will make an appropriate decision without further reference to you,” the statement said to the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party.
The election polls in Uttar Pradesh will be conducted in seven phases between February 10 and March 7, with results due on March 10.
Due to the pandemic, public gatherings and gatherings in the state are banned until at least January 22.
On Friday, Gautam Palli’s police station chief was suspended and asked for clarifications from two senior officials after a huge crowd gathered at the Samajwadi party’s office for the introduction of two rebel ministers and some MLAs.
An FIR against 2,500 unknown Samajwadi party members was also registered at the police station.
Following a report by the Lucknow district magistrate regarding the violation of the Model Code of Conduct on Covid standards, guidelines were issued to immediately suspend Gautam Palli Police Station chief Dinesh Singh Bisht, an official statement from the office of the spokesman said. U.P. Chief Electoral Officer.
Former ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Dharam Singh Saini, five BJP MLAs and one from the Apna Dal (Sonelal), joined the Samajwadi party in the presence of its president Akhilesh Yadav at an event on Friday.
Videos showed hundreds of party employees gathering at the office of the Samajwadi party, most of whom were not wearing masks.