Congress Leader accuses Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan of Violating Poll Code
In his complaint to Chief Election Officer Tikha Ram Meena, Congress leader Chennithala has alleged that CM Vijayan announced new programs and policies.
New Delhi: The enthusiasts of the Kerala assembly elections are increasing to the extreme. Ramesh Chennithala, the Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly. He lodged a complaint against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with the Chief Electoral Officer of the state. Complaint says a press held after the announcement of the assembly elections.
Chief Minister Vijayan has violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the conference. He has also demanded appropriate action in this matter.
Complaint against Kerala CM:
In his complaint to Chief Election Officer Tikha Ram Meena, Congress leader Chennithala has alleged that CM Vijayan announced new programs and policies during a press conference on March 4 and March 6, which is a violation of the code of conduct.
He said that after the announcement of elections, the Chief Secretary or Public Relations Department should only talk about the new policy or program of the government, but Chief Minister Vijayan has violated this rule.
Chennithala has sought intervention from the Election Officer Meena in this matter. He said that after the announcement of election dates. The announcements of the government's program should made only through the Chief Secretary. So appropriate action took in this matter. Polling for 140 assembly seats in Kerala will held in one phase in 14 districts on 6 April and the votes counting on 2 May. There is a CPI (M) -led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government and Pinarayi Vijayan is the chief minister of the state.
Party released the list of 83 candidates
On Wednesday, the CPI (M) has released the list of 83 candidates for the assembly elections. The party is contesting a total of 85 seats. Chief Minister Vijayan will contest from his current seat Kannur's Dharmadham constituency. State Health Minister KK Shailaja will contest from Mattanur. According to the report, 33 legislators including 5 ministers will not participate in the elections this time due to party rules. There are 74 CPM leaders in the list of candidates and the remaining 9 are (party-backed) independent candidates.