Using State Plane by CM Violation of MCC: Omar

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 Srinagar: Using state plane by Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and her cabinet colleagues for flying between Jammu to Srinagar for campaigning in two parliamentary constituencies, going to polls next week, was violation of mode; code of conduct, working president of the main opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah said and asked Election Commission (EC) to take immediate note.

Srinagar seat is going to polls on April 9 while polling will be held in Anantnag parliamentary constituency on April 12.

Taking to micro blogging site twitter former Chief Minister Mr Abdullah said “ With the capital in Jammu it is indeed a gross violation of the MCC by the CM & her minister to use the state plane to return to campaign”.

He further said “ The EC must immediately take note of this violation of the Model Code & the CM must be made to return to Jammu & fly back by regular flight”.

Whether it is CM’s advisors hosting lunch for senior journalists in Kashmir House Delhi or use of State Plane PDP doesn’t care for EC code, Mr Abdullah further tweeted.

 Reacting to recent controvery over working of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Mr Abdullah said “ This doesn’t instil much confidence in current EVMs. Does this mean the EC believes the current crop have been/can be tampered with”.

His reaction came after a tweet said that “New EVMs will stop working if tampered with”.

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