Voter Inducement

  • EC shuns action against Mulayam over Holi 'bribe' March 31, 2009

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday said it is not taking any action against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose activists were filmed distributing money to potential voters. "We have decided not to proceed in the matter," Deputy Election Commissioner R. Balakrishnan told reporters in Delhi. On March 12, the...
  • Follow the leader: Jaya Prada 'caught' inducing voters March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders probably can’t help tipping potential voters, and getting caught at it. Actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada, the party’s MP from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, has been filmed giving money to potential voters in her constituency. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has filed a complaint with the...
  • Mulayam unrepentant, replies to EC notice March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has replied to the Election Commission’s notice for allegedly inducing voters. His answer is: there is nothing wrong in what I did. The commission sent a notice to the SP leader for alleged violation of the model code of conduct after TV channels...
  • Politicians do it again: bribe voters, call it gift February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Politicians probably don’t see the difference between bribe and gift. Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav was on Thursday served a notice for distributing money to voters. Congress MP and film star Govinda too faces similar allegations. Now a Congress MP has been found distributing cash to potential...