Punjab CM Channi & Sidhu Moosewala Charged For Poll Code Breach

Manasa: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu aka Sidhu Moosewala today have been booked for violating the model code of conduct two days before the state assembly polls.

Channi and Moosewala had visited a temple in Manasa and after praying at the temple they carried out door-to-door campaigning in the nearby area, yesterday after the time to conduct campaigning had ended. 

A case was filed against them under section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for violating the model code of conduct on the complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party. 

Harjinder Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, and returning officer, Mansa, told ANI, “As soon as I got the information that the CM is still campaigning in Mansa, I reached the spot. But CM had already left by then. I enquired with the locals if any campaigning was done by him but they said that the CM had gone to the Gurudwara and a temple to offer prayers.”

Punjab will be voting on February 20. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. 

From Manasa Congress has fielded Sidhu Moosewala. He is already an established name as a Punjabi singer with his chart-busting numbers and now hopes to make his presence felt in the constituency.

When he joined the party in December, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had touted him as a youth icon.

Moosewala, 27 hails from Moosa village in Mansa district and his mother is a village head and his father an ex-serviceman.

His popularity among the youth can be gauged from the fact that he has 6.9 million followers on Instagram and nearly one crore subscribers on his YouTube channel.

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