Congress seeks action against BJP’s advertisement

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Congress on Sunday submitted a memorandum to Election Commission here seeking action against BJP and six newspapers of Assam for publishing an advertisement in a news report format claiming that the saffron party is winning all the constituencies in the Upper Assam.

The memoramdum was given by the Assam unit of Congress to Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee alleged that the “advertisement with the BJP symbol” has been published in the six newspapers in a news report format to influence voters in the remaining two phases of voting.

“The publication of the advertisement in the news report format is violation of the Election Commission guidelines.

“The advertisement was published in newspapers with headlines like ‘BJP to win all constituencies of Upper Assam’, ‘BJP’s well wishers and workers are delighted’, ‘BJP ensures victory in all constituencies of Upper Assam’ to influence voters and deceive them in the remaining two phases of polls,” APCC legal group chairman Niran Borah told reporters.

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