EC notice to RLD leader Ajit Singh’s son

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 13:15

Lucknow: A notice has been issued to
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chowdhury, son of Civil
Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, for allegedly violating the
model code of conduct at an election meeting in Mathura.

"We have sent a notice to Chowdhury seeking his
explanation. He was caught on camera accepting money at
Govardhan Assembly constituency in Mogarra area here," ADM
(City) Ram Awatar Raman said.

Chowdhury was yesterday caught on camera while he was
accepting money (about Rs 70,000) during an election meeting
in Mathura.

He then passed the cash to his party candidate, who
returned the money to him. Chowdhury later passed the cash on
to his brother-in-law, who was accompanying him on the
campaign trail.

The Assembly constituencies that fall under Mathura will
go to vote on February 28.

Chowdhury, sitting MP from Mathura, is also contesting
Assembly polls from Maant seat.


First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 13:15

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