Punjab polls 2022: CM Charanjit S Channi, singer Sidhu Moose Wala booked for flouting election code of conduct

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12:36 PM IST
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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Congress candidate Shubhdeep Singh, popular as Sidhu Moosewala, were booked for violating the poll code in Mansa district on Friday, the last day of campaigning for Sunday’s Assembly elections.

A case under Section 188 of IPC has been filed against Channi and Moosewala for holding a door-to-door campaign in Mansa constituency allegedly after the end of campaigning on Friday evening.

According to EC guidelines candidates were supposed to stop their campaigning after 6 PM on February 18. Channi had held a Padh Yatra (foot march) along with Congress workers and Mansa candidate Sidhu Moosewala.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi forwarded a letter written by the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) in Gurmukhi to home minister Amit Shah, urging him to take actions against Khalistani links with Aam Aadmi Party and its chief Arvind Kejriwal

The Centre has taken "serious" note of a pro-Khalistan group's letter extending support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Friday as the controversy over the letter created a flutter on the last day of campaigning in Punjab.

Shah in his reply to Channi's letter said that no one will be allowed to play with India's unity and integrity.

He said it is highly condemnable that to grab power some people go to the extent of joining hands with the separatists and also go to the limits of breaking Punjab and the country.

He said this in reply to the letter written by Channi claiming that he had received a letter by SFJ which shows that the group is in constant touch with the AAP.

Channi claimed that in the SFJ letter it was mentioned that it had given its support to the AAP in the assembly elections in Punjab in 2017 and similarly in these polls too.

The SFJ has exhorted the electorate to vote for AAP, Channi further claimed.

Polling for the Punjab assembly elections will be held on February 20.

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