1. Election Comission bars Aam Aadmi Party candidate, two others from contesting elections

Election Comission bars Aam Aadmi Party candidate, two others from contesting elections

The Election Commission has barred Michael Lalmanzuala, who contested to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat

By: | Aizawl | Published: January 23, 2015 9:13 PM
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The Election Comission issued show cause notices to AAP’s Lalmanzuala and to two other candidates in the state Assembly polls held during the last part of 2013. PTI

The Election Commission has barred Michael Lalmanzuala, who contested to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, from contesting any elections for three years.

The punitive action against Lalmanzuala came after he allegedly did not submit his expenditure statement to the EC, sources in the state election department today said.

State Joint Chief Electoral Officer F J Liantluanga told PTI that the EC had conveyed its decision to the state election department.

“The EC issued show cause notices to Lalmanzuala and to two other candidates in the state Assembly polls held during the last part of 2013,” Liantluanga said adding the explanations offered by Lalmanzuala and the two contestants – Lalthlahlova and Biakmawia – were not accepted and the two Assembly election candidates were also awarded the same punishment.

Lalmanzuala, when contacted, said he was not involved in any electoral malpractices but was punished as he did not have sufficient time to give detailed expenditure statements.

“The EC’s requirements were too complicated to be followed to the letter,” he added.

  1. Abhi Ghosh
    Jan 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm
    IF THE EC IS IMPARTIAL, HE IS MOST WELCOME:-The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, which is responsible for the conduct of the February 7 embly polls in the national capital has rejected the nominations of 230 candidates and approved the nomination papers of 693 after scrutiny. After scrutiny, the highest number of valid nominations was 18 from the Burari embly seat and the lowest was four in the Ambedkar Nagar consuency.
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    1. Abhi Ghosh
      Jan 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm
      IF THE EC IS IMPARTIAL, HE IS MOST WELCOME:-The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi, which is responsible for the conduct of the February 7 embly polls in the national capital has rejected the nominations of 230 candidates and approved the nomination papers of 693 after scrutiny. After scrutiny, the highest number of valid nominations was 18 from the Burari embly seat and the lowest was four in the Ambedkar Nagar consuency.
      Reply

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