The Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission alleging misuse of the government machinery by the BJP and violation of the Assam Assembly election model code of conduct.

Producing a notice issued by the Panchayat & Rural Development department, the Congress pointed out that that the department instructed its officials to complete all work of PMAY houses before March 27.

The first phase of the polls is scheduled for March 27.

“This gives a clear indication that it is politically motivated and voters are being sought to enticed through such an order. Canvassing of the BJP is also being done through the department in violation of the model code of conduct,” Congress said.

The party alleged that the EC should take strict action on such action of the government and ensure that such attempts to misuse government machinery do not occur.

In the letter to all Zila Parishad CEOs, DRDA Project Directors and BDOs, an additional commissioner of P&RD said the sanction of PMAY-G houses from the existing Permanent Wait List (PWL) should have been completed before March 20, but “still there is a huge gap in targets allocated to the district and the number of houses actually sanctioned to beneficiaries.”

The district and block officials have been asked to complete the sanction process before March 27.

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