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DIBRUGARH, April 1 - Bipul Chandra Das, an Independent candidate for Dibrugarh LAC fielded by Asom Gana Parishad (Anchalikotabadi Mancha) has demanded nullification of the candidature of INC candidate Chandra Kanta Baruah and BJP candidate Prasanta Phukan, alleging that the two contestants have seriously violated the Model Code of Conduct by distributing voter slips and an appeal letter to the voters with the respective candidate�s name and party symbol.

The Independent candidate told newsmen that election in the constituency will not be fair and democratic as he was deprived of distributing similar appeal letters and voter slips to the voters because he followed the rules of the Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit. �I am also capable of printing such material for distribution. But I have been following the Election Commission of India guidelines strictly,� Das told newsmen.

The Independent candidate who has lodged complaint with the Returning Officer here said that he would not hesitate to approach the Supreme Court if action was not taken as per the election rules. A copy of the complaint has also been submitted to the Central Observer and also to the Chief Election Officer, Das said.

Earlier, Das was a key leader of the Assam Agitation, and was AASU assistant general secretary in the early 80s.

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Cancellation of candidature demanded

DIBRUGARH, April 1 - Bipul Chandra Das, an Independent candidate for Dibrugarh LAC fielded by Asom Gana Parishad (Anchalikotabadi Mancha) has demanded nullification of the candidature of INC candidate Chandra Kanta Baruah and BJP candidate Prasanta Phukan, alleging that the two contestants have seriously violated the Model Code of Conduct by distributing voter slips and an appeal letter to the voters with the respective candidate�s name and party symbol.

The Independent candidate told newsmen that election in the constituency will not be fair and democratic as he was deprived of distributing similar appeal letters and voter slips to the voters because he followed the rules of the Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit. �I am also capable of printing such material for distribution. But I have been following the Election Commission of India guidelines strictly,� Das told newsmen.

The Independent candidate who has lodged complaint with the Returning Officer here said that he would not hesitate to approach the Supreme Court if action was not taken as per the election rules. A copy of the complaint has also been submitted to the Central Observer and also to the Chief Election Officer, Das said.

Earlier, Das was a key leader of the Assam Agitation, and was AASU assistant general secretary in the early 80s.

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