Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday.complained to the state Election Commission that the state bureaucracy was deliberately creating hurdles for the rival candidates to stop them from filling nominations for the Municipal Corporation, Committees and Town Panchayat elections in the state. It demanded strict action against the erring officials besides asking the commission to ensure a hassle-free election process to keep our democratic set up intact.In this regard, writing a letter to the Election Commission former minister and the SAD spokesperson, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said that it was surprising that the filing of nominations for the MC elections has already started, but many municipal committees as Dharamkot, Panjtoor of district Moga and Town Panchayats like Dhillwan, begowal and Bholath of district Kapoorthala are still awaiting for the voter lists. He said that this is a deep rooted conspiracy weaved by the state bureaucracy which desperately wanted to keep the rival candidates out of this contest. Speaking about harassment being faced by the candidates at the hand of local administration which was refusing to provide them the Non – Objection Certificates (NoCs), the SAD leader said that the candidates of Municipal committees of Dharamkot and Panjtoor (of district Moga) and Town Panchayats of Mallanwala and Makhu (of district Ferozepur) were not being is – sued the NoCs by their local administration.
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