Goa EC colluding with BJP Govt: Cong

PTI, PANAJI | 22 March 2014 11:24 IST

The Congress party today accused the Election Commission in Goa of colluding with the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in the state following a tepid response to the complaint against two erring officials in the CMO.

"The Election Commission's local officials are hand in glove with the ruling BJP led government in the state. We had pointed out violation of code of conduct by two officials of Chief Minister's Office (CMO) but the EC officials have just sought a response from them," Congress Goa spokesman Durgadas Kamat told reporters here.

Congress had complained against Joint Secretary Siddharth Cuncolienkar and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Giriraj Vernekar for allegedly running a campaign in support of BJP through their accounts on a social networking site.

Kamat said that the EC officials were indulging in action supporting the local government.


The Congress party, through its high command will file a complaint about the EC officials in the Election Commission of India headquarters, he said. 

Earlier this week, Chief Electoral Officer Keshav Chandra had said that a reply has been sought from the two CMO officials, giving them 7 days time to respond. 

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