Lok Sabha Polls 2019: ‘Bhagwant Mann furnish wrong information in nomination papers’, RTI Activist tells Poll Body

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In fresh trouble for AAP Sangrur Candidate, Bhagwant Mann, a Sangrur based advocate and an RTI Activist approached the Poll Commission alleging that AAP Leader has furnished wrong details in its nomination forms. RTI activist filed a complaint and requested the poll body to initiate prosecution proceedings against Punjab AAP chief Bhagwant Mann.

In a complaint to District Electoral Officer, RTI Activist Kamal Anand said AAP Nominee has furnished wrong and misleading information in the nomination papers filed. He further claimed that there is a big difference in the forms filed in 2014, 2017 and 2019.

Claiming that he has filed wrong details to hide his annual income and other assets details, Kamal Anand said, ‘During the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, He declared an annual income of ₹9.34 lakh for the year 2016-17, However, in his fresh affidavits, he alleged that Maan has mentioned his annual income at ₹16.54 lakh for the same year (2016-17).

READ: Lok Sabha Polls 2019: AAP charts out Poll Strategy for Punjab; Manish Sisodia Set to Address Several Rallies

Further alleging shortcomings in the form, He said, ‘During national elections 2014 he has mentioned that he bought only 5 Kanal land in Bir Kalan village, but now in 2019, he has 18 kanals of land same place’

Demanding action against AAP Nominee, Anand in a complaint to Poll Officials asserted that criminal prosecution proceedings against AAP sitting MP. He added that action under the Section 125A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, and Section 177 of Indian Panel Code for filing wrong information and willfully concealing important information about his income.

Responding to allegations, Mann said he will file his reply if he would ask by the Poll Commission. While Poll Commission said they will look into the matter.

AAP Candidate Bhagwant Mann in a run-up to the national elections will take on Congress‘ Kewal Singh Dhillon, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) nominee Parminder Singh Dhindsa. While the alliance of 7 parties Punjab Democratic alliance has named Jasraj Singh Longia alias Jassi Jasraj.

SAD and BJP have forged an alliance in the state.

General Elections have already begun and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.

Punjab for its 13 Parliamentary seats will poll in a single phase on May 19 four days ahead of counting.

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