(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 24, 2013
‘State Govt Violated Code of Conduct’
February 18, 2013, the CPI(M) Central Committee office
forwarded to the chief
election commissioner of the Election Commission (EC) of
The CPI(M) leaders therefore requested the you to chief election commissioner rescind the said administrative decision in keeping with the precedents while supervising and overseeing the election process, so that it can be conducted in a free and fair manner.
The forwarding letter was signed by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury and Central Secretariat member Nilotpal Basu on behalf of the CPI(M) headquarters.
text of the letter written by the Left Front Committee
chairman, Biman Basu, to
the chief electoral officer (CEO) of
would like to draw your kind attention to the fact that
the additional director
general and inspector general of police (law & order),
I also like to draw your kind attention to the EC letter no 464/INST/2007-PLN- 1, dated January 7, 2007, addressed to the chief secretaries and the CEOs of all states and union territories. In that letter dealing with the transfer and posting of officials it has been stated in clause VI: “The transferred orders issued in respect of the above categories of officers prior to the date of announcement but not implemented till the time when Model Code came into effect should not be given effect to without obtaining specific permission from the Commission.” And in clause VII it has been stated: “this ban shall be effective till the completion of the election process.”
This issue was brought by our representatives to your notice today. During the meeting it was also revealed from the discussion that the state government has not taken any prior permission from the EC while transferring the said officer which is a clear violation of the RP Act 1951.
I hope appropriate steps should be taken immediately in this regard as per the direction of the EC.