Bengaluru: Commissioner for Survey Settlement Munish Moudgil, who is also the Special Officer for the Enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, attacked candidates with criminal antecedents for not following rules laid down in the Representation of People's Act.
As per the Act such candidates should advertise thrice in both print and electronic media. This applies to candidates with chargesheets or convictions against them, but not for those with first information report.
At a meeting with the representatives of various political parties and candidates on Sunday, Moudgil lost his cool over the issue.
With just three days left for elections, Moudgil wondered, "Will the candidates be giving advertisements after the election are over?".
When some political representatives tried to shift the responsibility to the Election Commission, stating that the commission has to issue the advertisements, an angry Moudgil pointed out that the onus was on the candidates.
He said action will be initiated against candidates after consulting Chief Election Officer Sanjiv Kumar.
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