Samajwadi Party candidate booked for violating poll code

Lucknow, April 28 (Inditop) Sahab Singh, the Samajwadi Party candidate from Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat Lok Sabha seat, has been booked for violating the model code of conduct after he allegedly addressed a late night rally, police said Tuesday.

“A case has been registered against Sahab Singh for defying the model code of conduct during the polls,” police inspector Suraj Singh told IANS over phone.

As per the election code of conduct, public meetings cannot take place after 10 p.m. However, Sahab Singh continued to address the rally at Baghpat, over 300 km from here, till 11.45 p.m. April 25, during which folk artistes from Haryana performed, the official said.

After seeing the video recording of the public meeting, the district administration Monday night directed the police to register a case against Sahab Singh, he added.

“We will soon apprise the state Election Commission about the violation of the poll conduct, so that further action can be taken against the candidate,” the official said.