The officer has asked the party to send its reply within 24 hours of issuance of the notice.

District election officer Varun Roojam said that he has taken suo moto notice of reports that appeared in several news channels and newspapers.

Badal spoke this during a public meeting at Unison Engineering Industries near Pathankot Byepass Chowk in Jalandhar.

He added that Badal spoke in Punjabi so that the poll observer did not understand the language.

The office had sent a report to the Election Commission on Saturday.

(JPN)

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