BSP informs EC about dropping errant candidate,asks others to follow suit

The BSP informed the Election Commission about the step taken against one of its candidates who was caught “red handed”.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:February 3, 2012 2:37 am

The BSP on Thursday informed the Election Commission about the step taken against one of its candidates who was caught “red handed” during a sting operation by a television channel and called on other parties to follow suit in the smooth conduct of polls.

In a letter,the in-charge of state office of BSP told the EC that “acting swiftly,the party changed its candidate from Gangoh seat,Nahid Munawwar Hasan,who was caught red handed on camera during a sting operation”.

Other political parties whose candidates have also been found guilty in the sting operation should take similar action,BSP sources said.

All political parties should desist from giving protection to those who try to harm the sanctity of the electoral process through their wrong deeds,” they said,adding that BSP is a disciplined party and in the past also it has taken action against office bearers,ministers and MLAs found involved in wrong doings.

Last month,a TV channel had carried out a sting operation in which 11 aspiring poll candidates in the state were allegedly found trying to obtain “bribe” from corporates. The EC had taken a note and had asked the CEO of UP to ask its Returning Officers in Ghaziabad,Prabudha Nagar,Bijnor,Pilibhit,Moradabad,Saharanpur and J P Nagar districts to register “complaints” against them.

’Radhey Lal still a BSP candidate’

With Election Commission (EC) rejecting nominations of second Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Mohan on Thursday,BSP said Radhey Lal Rawat,who had consumed poisonous substance on Wednesday remains a BSP candidate. Interestingly,after giving its symbol to Radhey Lal Rawat,BSP had also given its symbol to JP Rawat. However,during scrutiny ,JP Rawat’s application was rejected as in case of two nominations from same party,only first nomination is accepted. A returning officer had informed that in order to reject the earlier candidate,the political party is required to mention that the earlier application should be rejected.

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