BSP, Congress candidates accused of violating poll codeMay 8th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress candidates from the Kheri Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh have been charged with violating the model code of conduct after they allegedly distributed gifts among voters, an official said Friday.
“A notice has been issued to Zafar Ali Naqvi of the Congress and Illiyas Azmi of the BSP by the district administration for defying the poll conduct,” said Lakhimpur-Kheri district magistrate Senthil Pandiyan C.
Both the candidates have been accused of distributing gifts like watches, clothes and even mobile phones to lure voters during their election campaigns last week, he added.
Kheri, which goes to polls in the last phase of parliamentary elections May 13, is around 150 km from Lucknow.
Naqvi and Illiyas have to reply to the notice by Sunday. The notice was issued late Thursday.
- Hundreds of thousands vote in UP (Third Lead) - Mar 03, 2012
- Lakhimpur-Kheri girl's parents demand CBI probe (Lead) - Jun 16, 2011
- Minor's rape, murder: Uttar Pradesh doctors may face action - Jun 16, 2011
- 60 constituencies in final phase of UP polls - Mar 02, 2012
- Fresh Congress list of 62 has a Mayawati too - Oct 06, 2011
- BJP blocked strong Lokpal: Rahul Gandhi - Dec 28, 2011
- BSP flays Rahul's 'double standards' - Jun 30, 2011
- Kheri rape: Doctors charged with fudging autopsy - Jul 12, 2011
- Elections 2012: UP poll battle begins Wednesday - Feb 06, 2012
- Girl killed in police station was gangraped: Women's panel - Jun 30, 2011
- Congress to move court for CBI probe in Uttar Pradesh crimes - Jul 01, 2011
- Another cop held for girl's death in police station - Jul 03, 2011
- Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house forecast (Lead) - Feb 07, 2012
- Uma Bharti to stage first sit-in as BJP leader Saturday - Jun 17, 2011
- Goa Congress candidate being probed for model code violation - Jan 09, 2012
Tags: azmi, bahujan samaj party, bahujan samaj party bsp, code of conduct, congress candidates, district administration, district magistrate, election campaigns, kheri, Lok Sabha, lucknow, mobile phones, model code, naqvi, parliamentary elections, poll code, sabha constituency, uttar pradesh, watches, zafar ali