Returning Officer says no code violation by Jayant

Joint CEO Anita Meshram said the Returning Officer’s report will be forwarded to the EC.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:February 22, 2012 12:00 am

The Returning Officer of Govardhan constituency in Mathura district has said that there was no violation of the model code of conduct by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s son Jayant Chaudhary in taking money during an election rally in Govardhan.

Jayant and RLD candidate from Govardhan Thakur Meghshyam Singh were issued a notice on Monday by Returning Officer Rekha S Chauhan after being shown on television receiving money during an election rally on Sunday.

Chauhan has sent a report to the CEO stating that the money was not used for inducing the voters but for raising funds for Singh’s poll campaign which is no violation of the model code of conduct.

She said that an amount of Rs 51,000 was given by Than Singh,former pradhan of Magora village,to the RLD candidate as donation for his election campaign at the rally.

Jayant,who was asked to reply within 24 hours,has also denied the charges,saying the cash in question was received as party fund.

Joint CEO Anita Meshram said the Returning Officer’s report will be forwarded to the EC.

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