UP Polls: Rahul Gandhi breaks EC norms in Kanpur?

Published: Monday, February 20, 2012, 18:15 [IST]
 
UP Polls: Rahul breaks EC norms?

New Delhi, Feb 20: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi grabbed the headline for his involvement in a fresh controversy as his roadshow in Kanpur on Monday, Feb 20 have allegedly breached the approved road map.

The administration authorities approved for only 20 kms. But Congress has demanded for the permission for 35 kms. While, a case is likely to be registered against the organiser of the road show.

Rahul Gandhi failed to follow the Election Commission norms and had flouted Section 144. According to the Section 144, more than four people can't assemble in the city, claimed by Hari Om, Kanpur District Magistrate.

"He (Rahul Gandhi) didn't follow the route we had proposed for the road show. He conducted the road show as per his plan. Definitely, it is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. He is a star campaigner of the Congress Party. He also violated Section 144 which is imposed in the city," he said.

Considering the heavy traffic due to the Mahashivratri festival, Om said that the administration had proposed an alternative route.

"We will take action against the organisers. We may consider action against those who participated. Definitely, we can consider it (taking action against Rahul Gandhi). Why can''t it (action) be taken against Rahul Gandhi)?" Om added.

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