EC gives clean chit to Jayant Chaudhary

By: | Updated: 21 Feb 2012 08:57 AM

Uttar Pradesh Election Commission on Tuesday gave a clean chit to
civil aviation minister Ajit Singh's son and Rashtriya Lok Dal leader
Jayant Chaudhary who was caught on camera accepting money from a local
leader in Mathura and allegedly violating the model code of conduct.

After examination, it has been found that there was no effort to woo the
electorate by offering money and Rs 51,000 which were seen changing hands
were being given for poll management, joint chief electoral officer Anita
Meshram said.

The RLD candidate would mention it in the expenditure register which would
also be checked by the expenditure observer, she said adding the returning
officer's report in this regard is being sent to the election officer.

According to the report, gram pradhan Than Singh was giving the money to
the candidate for election management.

A notice was sent to Chaudhary by the EC earlier this week seeking his
explanation after he was caught on camera accepting money at Govardhan
Assembly constituency.

Besides Chaudhary, a notice was also given to party candiadate from
Goverdhan Megh Shyam Singh.

The Assembly constituencies that fall under Mathura will go to vote on
February 28.

Chaudhary, a sitting MP from Mathura, is also contesting Assembly polls
from Maant seat.

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First Published: 21 Feb 2012 08:57 AM
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