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Mar 21, 2009 at 08:16am IST

Maneka Gandhi charged for violating poll code

Lucknow: After Varun Gandhi, it is now the turn of his mother Maneka Gandhi, who has been charged with violating the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections.

"MP Maneka, who is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Aonla seat in Uttar Pradesh has been issued a notice for wall writing at various public and private places, including government offices," sub-divisional magistrate (Sadar) in Badaun district SK Shrama told IANS.

Notices for similarly defacing public property have also been issued to Dharmendra Kashyap and Sarvaraj Singh, who are the Aonla candidates of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) respectively.

MANEKA IN SOUP: BJP candidate Maneka Gandhi has been issued a notice for wall writing at various public and private places.

A notice in the same case has also been issued to DP Yadav, the BSP's candidate from Badaun seat.

"We have already informed the State Election Commission (SEC) about the notices served to various candidates for defacing public and private properties," added Sharma.

Further action will be taken against the candidates, following directives from the state election commissioner, he said.

Varun Gandhi, the BJP candidate for Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, has been issued a poll panel notice for the alleged hate content of his speeches.