Case against Congress MP booked for violation of poll conduct

April 9th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Bijendra Singh, the Congress MP from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, has been charged with violation of model code of conduct for using vehicles with hooters during campaign and organising public meetings without the permission of the administration, the police said Thursday.
“A case was registered against Bijendra Singh Wednesday night,” Inspector Jaspal Singh Pawar told IANS by phone.

Singh is also the Congress nominee from Aligarh, which is 300 km from here.

Singh had used the vehicles fitted with hooters during his election campaign on March 24 and 28.

On the same days, Singh had also presided over public meetings in Panihawar, Madhola and Bhopalnagariya villages in Aligarh district, without taking the necessary permission from the district administration, the police said.

The Election Commission has banned the use of beacon lights and hooters by the escorts of the ministers and other VIPs during the Lok Sabha polls, he added.

According to police, the case was registered on the directions of Sub-Divisional Magistrate Udai Raj Singh.

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