EC to hear `paid news` complaint against Maha CM on July 9

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 17:59

New Delhi: The Election Commission has
postponed to July nine the hearing in a complaint concerning
`paid news`, allegedly involving Maharashtra Chief Minister
Ashok Chavan.

The hearing, which was earlier scheduled for tomorrow, has
been deferred following a request from Chavan, EC sources
said today.

The sources said Chavan could himself appear or send his
lawyer.

The Commission had served a notice to the Chief Minister
on allegations of placing advertisements that were passed off
as news items during the assembly polls last year.

EC had also sent to Chavan copies of allegations including
several CDs and press clippings that BJP had given in its
complaint to the Commission. BJP had alleged that Chavan had
overspent in his election campaign and misrepresented facts
about the expenses.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 17:59

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