Vijay Jolly charges Delhi Govt of violating model code of conduct

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New Delhi, Nov 8 (UNI) Senior BJP leaders and party's nominee from the prestigious Lok Sabha seats in the November 29 Delhi Assembly polls Vijay Jolly today charged the Delhi Government under Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of violating the model code of conduct by appointing Justice Sarin as the third Lokayukt of Delhi.

''The appointment of Justice Sarin as the new Lokayukt of Delhi is a gross violation of the Election Commission's model code of conduct, which came into force with announcement of date for polling to the state assembly,''Mr Jolly told reporters here.

Former Delhi High Court judge, Justice Manmohan Sarin on Thursday assumed charge as the Lokayukta for the National Capital.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna administered the oath of office to Justice Sarin.

Justice Sareen succeeds Mohd Shamim, who demitted office in May this year.

Questioning the nearly six month delay in appointment of the new Lokayukt after the retirement of Justice Shamim, Mr Jolly said it was a clear case of violation by the Government of the model code of conduct by the Election commission.

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