Srinagar: Mayor Srinagar, Junaid Matoo has been directed by an election official to deposit all the smart phones he distributed among the municipal corporators as it was a clear violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
The Nodal officer MCC acted after a complaint was filed by one Showket Ahmad Mir, chief election agent of the contesting candidate of National Conference to chief electoral officer Jammu and Kashmir that Matoo distributed smart mobile phones among the SMC corporators.
“And while monitoring social media it stands verified, the status of which you have uploaded on your twitter handle @Mayor of Srinagar,” nodal officer stated.
“Whereas the object of Model Code is the energy to do good by any person in power should not be used on the eve of elections, so as to derive any benefit during elections”.
“The nodal officer stated that in terms of observation of Supreme court of India and the violations of Model code of conduct made by you, through the medium of this notice you are hereby directed to immediately deposit all the smart phones you distributed by you with this office by evening and also explain your conduct,” nodal officer directed Matoo.