Senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi was served a notice by the returning officer of Kunkuri Assembly constituency on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code by misleading tribal voters. Acting on a complaint filed by BJP, the returning officer has asked jogi to file a reply in this connenction.
According to election officials, addressing a public meeting in Kunkuri constituency of Jashpur district on November 11, Jogi had said people will suffer an electric
shock if they press buttons on EVMs [electronic voting machines], other than that of the Congress candidate in the fray, while exercising their franchise.
BJP has accused Jogi of threatening the electorate to vote in favor of the Congress candidate contesting from the seat by making the remarks, said Collector and District Election Officer LS Ken.
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