The state election commission has imposed strict rules for campaigning for local body elections

Show cause notice to SNDP leaders for hate campaigns in Kerala
news Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 09:39

The Kerala state election commission has sought explanation from two leaders of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogan (SNDP), for allegedly indulging in hate campaign.

 The show cause notice was served to Changanassery SNDP Union president K V Sasikumar and secretary P M Chandran as they distributed few notices asking people not to vote for CPI(M) by raising serious defamatory allegations.

 They are asked to summon in front of the commission at 3 pm on October 30 to explain their version.

The Times of India reports that the notice was slapped on a complaint by CPM Kottayam district committee member A V Russel and it said a notice distributed by the SNDP Union violated the election code of conduct.

“The notice clearly urges the voters not to vote for the CPM candidates. The notice slams the CPM saying that the party has dishonoured Sree Narayana Guru and poet Kumaran Asan.After 13 years of the death of Swami Saswathikananda, the CPM leaders as well as V M Sudheeran are making noise for a reinvestigation. The revengeful attitude of these leaders towards Vellappally Natesan is the reason for this, says the notice,'' said Russel who brought the matter in front of the commission as per the TOI report

The report also says that the allegations against SNDP leaders are serious as it can get them imprisonment upto three years or a fine of Rs 10000.

The state election commission has imposed strict rules in campaigning for local body elections and it has firmly suggested that it should not be allowed to propagate messages against opponents.

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