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BJP seeks stay on appointments, complains against PM's media advisor

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday urged the poll panel to ask the UPA government to put all major appointments on hold till a new government takes over and also demanded action against the media advisor

IANS [ Updated: April 20, 2014 10:41 IST ]
bjp seeks stay on appointments complains against pm s media
bjp seeks stay on appointments complains against pm s media advisor

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday urged the poll panel to ask the UPA government to put all major appointments on hold till a new government takes over and also demanded action against the media advisor to the prime minister for "violating" model code of conduct.


The party gave two separate representations to the poll panel on the issue of government considering high-level appointments and media advisor Pankaj Pachauri speaking about the achievements of the government during his interaction with media persons Friday.

In one representation, R. Ramakrishna, national convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party's election cell, said that the government was considering appointment of a new army chief and also hastening selection process of Lokpal.

"These are not desirable trends in a healthy democracy. We request the government to put all major appointments on hold till a new government takes over," he said.

In another representation signed by party leaders J.P. Nadda and Nirmala Sitharaman, apart from Ramakrishna, the BJP said that "no less an organisation than PMO" had committed a serious violation of the model code.

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