AAP Gets Notice Over Covid Rules Violation In Bhagwant Mann's Campaign

The party claimed that they had invited only a few locals but a large number turned out as the news of his visit spread on social media.

AAP Gets Notice Over Covid Rules Violation In Bhagwant Mann's Campaign

Bhagwant Mann launched his campaign for Punjab assembly elections from Sangrur on Sunday.

New Delhi:

The Election Commission of India today sent a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party for violating its Covid-19 protocols after the party's Chief Ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann visited the Sangrur district on Sunday. Mr Mann, who is also the party's Punjab chief and a Member of Parliament from Sangrur, yesterday launched his campaign to contest the upcoming Punjab assembly elections from the Dhuri assembly seat in Sangrur. 

A large crowd had welcomed him in various villages, raising slogans and showering flowers. The party claimed that they had invited only a few locals but a large number turned out as the news of his visit spread on social media. 

The election body had on January 8, while announcing the poll dates, issued revised guidelines on the conduct of elections during Covid-19. It banned roadshows and rallies till January 15. The ban was extended till the end of this month on Saturday.

Punjab will vote in a single phase for 117 seats on February 20, the counting of votes will be done on March 10. 

The poll body had earlier issued a notice to the Samajwadi Party for violating Covid norms at its office premises in Lucknow. However, the party was let off with a light rap and advised to be careful in the future. 

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