‘48 complaints received so far’

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir election authorities have so far received 48 complaints of alleged violations in connection with Lok Sabha elections.
“Forty eight complaints have been received by election authorities with regard to LS polls in Jammu and Kashmir till now,” a senior state poll official told PTI.
While 28 complaints were filed directly by different political parties to the Election Commission of India, the rest 20 were filed to Chief Electoral officer (CEO) through different Returning Officers.
“All the 20 complaints filed to Election Authority have been disposed of,” the official said.
The complaints filed to ECI have been sent to J&K election department for further investigation and disposal and they are under process, he said.
Among them is a complaint against Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and another against a two-time MP Madan Lal Sharma.
BJP had on March 27 filed a formal complaint against Azad, Congress candidate for Udhampur-Doda seat, alleging that in his recent affidavit he had stated to have bought a plot in 1994 at Washim in Maharashtra but he did not declare the same when he contested from Bhaderwah assembly seat during his tenure as Chief Minister in 2005-2008.
The complaint is under examination, the official said.
Sharma has been accused of violating the Model Code of Conduct by taking a large number of the people to office of returing officer during filing of nomination papers in violation of ECI guidelines.
“The notice was given to MP and he has replied,” the official said.