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Apr 13, 2009 at 08:40pm IST

Howrah SP candidate accused of giving cash

New Delhi: After alleged cash distribution by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh during Holi festivities, another SP candidate faces similar allegations.

Samajwadi Party’s West Bengal state unit president Vijay Upadhyay who is a candidate from Howrah was allegedly caught on camera distributing cash prizes of Rupees 5000.

Upadhyay was reportedly distributing cash to meritorious madrassa students. The function was held in Kolkata on Monday morning.

VIOLATION? Election Commission has serious rules about cash not trading hands when the model code of conduct is enforced.

Upadhyay said he didn't flout the model code of conduct as cash distribution to economically underprivileged students of the minority community was an annual function.