SP threatens to knock EC door against Jaiswal

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 18:19

Etawah: Samajwadi Party on Thursday threatened to lodge a complaint against Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal for reportedly daring the authorities to file an FIR against
him during Rahul Gandhi`s roadshow in Kanpur.

"We are trying to contact the Election Commission to lodge
a complaint in this regard," SP national general secretary Ram
Gopal Yadav said here.

Yadav claimed that Jaiswal`s statement was in violation of
the Model Code and demanded that the poll body must take
cognizance.

Jaiswal, who is a Lok Sabha member from Kanpur, had dared
the authorities to file an FIR against him as he had invited
Rahul for a roadshow in his constituency on February 20.

Rahul was booked by UP authorities which said his road
show here had breached the time limit and road-map set by
them.

Congress has, however, maintained Rahul has not committed
any illegality and "appropriate legal proceedings" will be
taken in this regard.

Yadav accused Congress leaders of issuing baseless
statements and said, "It is unfortunate that the government
has such ministers who make mockery of democracy."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 18:19

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