CPI-M MP faces inquiry over cheque distribution

March 14th, 2009 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP who has been renominated for the Lok Sabha polls from West Bengal faces an inquiry after cheques were allegedly distributed among people in his presence.
The Trinamool Congress lodged a complaint of alleged violation of the model code of conduct with the Election Commission after a local television channel showed clippings of cheques being distributed in the presence of Amitava Nandi, who is contesting from Dum Dum.

State Chief Electoral Officer Debasish Sen Friday said he had sought a report from the North 24 Parganas district magistrate.

Denying the allegation, Nandi said the cheque distribution venue was outside his constituency.

He also said a bus and minibus workers’ union was providing monetary help to the widows of bus workers. “The union does so from time to time,” he said.

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