Bhojpuri singer-BJP candidate charged with violating poll code

March 18th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A popular Bhojpuri folk singer, who is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Mainpuri parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh, has been charged with violating the model code of conduct, an official said Wednesday.
“We have issued a notice to Tripti Shakya for defying the model code of conduct by advertising her road shows in newspapers without taking permission from the district administration,” additional district magistrate Ram Kewal told IANS on telephone from Mainpuri, 250 km from here.

Shakya plans to hold road shows in Mainpuri district March 20 and 21, officials said.

“We have sought an explanation from Shakya and the district unit of the BJP in this regard. We have asked Shakya why her road shows should not be prohibited for violating the election code,” said Kewal.

The notice was issued Tuesday evening.

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