Actor turned politician Sunny Deol has been served notice by the Election Commission for allegedly violating the model code of conduct.
According to the notice by EC, the BJP candidate from Gurdaspur seat in Punjab meeting which held in Pathankot on Friday night, after the poll body had declared an end to campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
They also found that a loud speaker was used in the public meeting in which around 200 people were present. In the notice, it was pointed out that by holding a public meeting during silent period, the Bollywood actor has violated the model code of conduct.
However, the Congress and the BJP have been sparring over Sunny’s candidature, with Sunil Jakhar, the sitting Congress lawmaker who is fighting against Deol, questioning his knowledge of the constituency. He also accused him of ‘lacking any understanding’ of the issues faced by Punjab.
Earlier, the BJP candidate came under fire from the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who called him a ‘showpiece’ in response to the actor’s honest confession that he does not know much about issues like Balakot strikes and Indo-Pak relations.
According to the code of Conduct, Election campaign is totally banned 48 hours before the polling process. Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha seats, all of which will vote on 19 May in the seventh and last phase of general election.