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SAD seeks ECI intervention in checking 'misuse' of aata-daal cards

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 17, 2021 6:36 pm -- Updated:December 17, 2021 6:44 pm

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to intervene and direct the Congress-led Punjab Government not to misuse government machinery by "issuing ‘aata-daal’ cards at the instance of Congress legislators and constituency in-charge only.

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The Shiromani Akali Dal has written a letter in this regard to the Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India (copy attached below).

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Notably, launched on August 15, 2007, the populist 'atta-dal' scheme of the SAD-BJP government helped it gain a historic second term in office after the 2012 Assembly elections in Punjab.

-PTC News

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