Guwahati: The legal wing of Assam Congress on Monday submitted a memorandum to chief electoral officer Nitin Khade urging him to take immediate action against Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for not vacating the state guest house which he uses as his residence even after the model code of conduct (MCC) has come into force for the assembly polls.
The APCC‘s legal department chairman Niran Borah said that during a survey, it has come to their notice that the chief minister has been using the state guest house as his residence even after the announcement of the election schedule by the Election Commission of India on February 27.
Prior to the poll code coming into force, the guest house, situated near Raj Bhawan, has not been officially declared as his residence. Hence, it cannot be used by Sonowal as his residence at this juncture, he said.
Moreover, it is considered to be a public guest house and cannot be used by the chief minister in violation of the provisions of the model code of conduct.
Borah urged the CEO to look into the matter and take immediate necessary steps for issuing directions to the CM to vacate the state guest house with immediate effect.
The APCC also sent copies of the memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner of India and state Chief Secretary.