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EC takes note of Pramod Mahajan's press meet before Asom polls

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New Delhi, Apr 2 (UNI) The Election Commission today directed the chief electoral officer of Asom to instruct district collector of Kamrup metro district to file a case against BJP leader Pramod Mahajan for holding a press conference after closure of campaign period for the Asom assembly elections.

The EC received a report from the chief electoral officer of Assam that Mr Mahajan held a press conference at 1600 hrs yesterday in Guwahati.

It said a case must be filed before a competent authority under section 126 clause 1-A of the Peoples Representation Act 1951 which prohibits convening, holding, attending, joining or addressing any public meeting or procession in connection with elections during a period of 48 hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll.

The EC said holding a press conference amounts to hold a public meeting under clause 2 of the above act.

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