EC orders probe into complaints against UPCC chief
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 21:41
Lucknow: The Election Commission on Thursday ordered an inquiry into complaints of violation of the model code of conduct by Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

"Information has been received about Joshi campaigning with flags and bands. The district electoral officer has been asked to look into the complaint," Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told reporters here.

Joshi is contesting from the Cantt Assembly seat in Lucknow.

Earlier, BJP MLAs Suresh Tiwari and Suresh Srivastava submitted a complaint with the CEO regarding violation of model code of conduct in Cantt and West Assembly segments of Lucknow.

They alleged that Congress candidate for Cantt Joshi was campaigning with bands. Stickers are being pasted on the doors of houses besides installation of flags and hoardings at public places in the constituency, they said terming it as an open violation of the model code of conduct.


First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 21:41

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