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Dehradun: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja along with party leaders issuing youth employment guarantee green cards in Dehradun on Friday. PTI Photo Source: Indianexpress

Election Commision holds distribution of unemployment allowance card

Congress launched unemployment allowance card on Friday for the benefit of Youth unemployment in Uttarakhand but within a few hour of launch they had to hold the distribution since they were saying the congress is moving on with this project without permission.

chief electoral officer of Uttarakhand V Shanmugam told that

“We have issued a notice to the Congress to stop distributing the cards till further orders and submit a plea on how they went ahead with launching the cards even after being denied permission for the same,”.

State Congress chief Upadhyay said that the party doesn’t feel that introducing such cards was a violation of any rule. “We will never do anything that goes against the rules…we feel that the election officials should reconsider this matter because promising jobs is not any enticement, but a part of our poll promises,”

Further a member of the Congress campaign team said that this is not an violation because providing unemployment allowance was one of the nine ‘Rawat Ke Sankalp’ (Rawat’s promises) which were approved by the election body

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