Punjab’s Election Commission on Monday urged candidates, who are in fray for the forthcoming Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections to not to opt unfair means as boozing or using unaccounted cash to lure the voters. State Election Commission (SEC) also urged the voters of Punjab to not to accept any offer of liquor and money from the candidates in lieu of their votes.
SEC urged the voters to cast their votes without any fear and described the use of money and liquor to lure voters as threat to democracy.
“Strict advisory has been issued to the all the candidates in fray and also to the political parties asking them to shun the habit of luring voters through illegal means,” SEC spokesperson said.
SEC spokesperson further said that a delegation of Sikh institutions under the leadership of former Jathedar of Takhat Damdama Sahib Giani Kewal Singh today met the Secretary of the SEC M.L Sharma and requested him to act strictly to stomp out the use of liquor and money in the elections.