BJP Lok Sabha candidate, 30 others arrested in Uttar Pradesh

March 18th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate in Uttar Pradesh and 30 of her supporters have been arrested for defying the model code of conduct, police said Wednesday.
“A case has been registered against Neeam Sonkar and her supporters for taking out a procession Wednesday in Azamgarh district violating the code of conduct,” Superintendent of Police (City) O.P. Srivastava told IANS on phone. Sonkar is contesting elections from the Lalganj constituency.

Srivastava said Sonkar and her supporters carried out the procession in the Deogaon locality of Azamgarh without the permission of the police inspector under whose jurisdiction the area falls. They carried banners and buntings.

“Sonkar and her supporters raised anti-government slogans and also manhandled some of our officials who tried to stop their procession,” police inspector Ram Kripal Bharti told IANS.

According to police, a report pertaining to the violation of the model code of conduct by the BJP candidate and her supporters will be sent to the State Election Commission (SEC).

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