The Election Fee on Saturday issued a discover to the Samajwadi Celebration for organising a public gathering “within the identify of digital rally” at its Lucknow office in violation of COVID-19 norms. Referring to Friday’s event in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the notice stated that after considering the available material and extant instructions in the matter, the poll panel has decided to provide the party an opportunity to explain its stand regarding the “violations”.
“Your rationalization shall attain the Fee inside 24 hours of receipt of this discover, failing which the Fee shall take acceptable determination within the matter with out additional reference to you,” the notice to the SP general secretary read. Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases between February 10 and March 7.
Currently, there is a ban on public meetings and rallies in view of the pandemic.