Gurdaspur: A day before the final leg of the Lok Sabha election scheduled on May 19, the Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate Sunny Deol for violating the model code of conduct.

Poll officials took serious note of a public meeting held by Deol in Pathankot on Friday night after the 'silence period' came into force. 

They also found that a loud speaker was used in the public meeting in which around 200 people were present.

In the notice, it was pointed out that by holding a public meeting during the silence period, Deol has violated the poll code.

Election campaigning is completely banned 48 hours before the polling process starts. Polling in all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be held on Sunday.

Deol is pitted against Congress's Sunil Jakhar in the Gurdaspur Parliamentary constituency.

Deol on Friday knocked the doors of the Punjab and Haryana high court "fearing misuse of official machinery" by the Congress. The actor-politician sought measures and additional deployment for free and fair polls.

The new BJP candidate claimed that Gurdaspur must declared "super sensitive" as it is "prone to violence". He listed the incidents of poll-related violence that were witnessed in the border constituency during the panchayat polls that took place last year.

(With inputs from PTI)