Ghaziabad, 29 Mrach-2014(IANS/TNN): Following complaints lodged against General (Retired) VK Singh, the former Army chief and BJP’s candidate from Ghaziabad, election commission watchdogs have warned him to not introduce himself as the Army general. The department is also probing another complaint received against Singh regarding a violation of the code of conduct by holding meetings without prior permission.
The election officer also said that a probe into the former Army chief was ongoing in regard to alleged violation of the code of conduct.
R K Singh, Ghaziabad’s ADM and election officer, said that the administration had received complaints alleging Singh claiming to be the Army chief during his campaigns despite having retired. “There were complaints that V K Singh was introducing himself as the Army chief. Acting on the complaints, we have warned him. If he continues to use the title, then stringent action will be taken and an FIR will be lodged against him,” said Singh.
The election officer also said that a probe into the former Army chief was ongoing in regard to alleged violation of the code of conduct. “He reportedly held a public meeting in Kavi Nagar without permission. We received a complaint from police,” said the ADM, adding that the cops had told the administration that the BJP party office contained eight loudspeakers and three huge hoardings.
“We have formed a team to probe the complaint and they are scanning video footage. Once they submit the report, we will decide on a further course of action,” said Singh.
Meanwhile, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration served a notice on BJP candidate Dr Mahesh Sharma for holding a meeting without the administration’s permission.
The meeting was held without the administration’s permission.
We have served a showcause notice and if we do not receive a satisfactory answer stiff action will be taken against him,’ said Chandrashekhar, GB Nagar’s ADM.
Earlier, the Ghaziabad administration had booked BSP candidate Mukul Upadhyay for holding a meeting in Nasirpur village without permission. [Input : TNN /IANS]