Cong asked to give exp details of Rahul rallies

The district administration has sought from the Congress party details of expenditure on rallies of party national general secretary Rahul Gandhi which were held here.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2011, 13:17 PM IST

Sitapur: The district administration has
sought from the Congress party details of expenditure on
rallies of party national general secretary Rahul Gandhi which
were held here.

"As per the guidelines of the Election Commission of
India, a notice has been issued to Congress district president
as Rahul Gandhi`s rallies were held after the model code of
conduct came into effect," Additional District Magistrate
Arvind Kumar Chaurasiya said.

Gandhi held three public meetings at Sidhauli, Maholi and
Hargaon on December 26, two days after the EC announced poll
schedule for five states, including UP.

Though the permission for the three meetings was taken
earlier, it was actually held after the code of conduct came
into effect, official sources said.

The ADM said that the party has been asked to furnish
details of expenditure on the three meetings of Congress
leader.

"If a reply is not received that the expenditure will be
distributed equally among all nine candidates of the party at
the time of nomination," he said.

Nomination for nine assembly seats in the district would
be held between January 12 to January 19.

PTI