Bribery Case: EC issues notice to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav


NEW DELHI: Following elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been given notice today by Election Commission of India (EC) for allegedly breaking the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during a rally on March 4th.

CM Akhilesh has been requested to respond by Tuesday evening.

At the time of meetings, he told the public at  to acquire money from the rival contender by considering the ‘Cycle’ of Samajwadi Party’s election figure.

“I heard that voters are being given money. My advice to you is to keep the money with yourself and vote for the bicycle,” Akhilesh had said.

On February 2, a notice was given to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar after he was charged from the Goa Forward Party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal.

The panel stated that Manohar Parrikar purposely prompted the public to get inducement for voting and helping the attacker during the electoral process.

On January 29, Defence Minister said, “He had no issue with individuals tolerating cash from different gatherings to go to their revives, however they ought to vote in favor of lotus.”

In January, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was also called up by the Election Commission for intentionally appealing the public to take bribes for voting during a rally in Mapusa, Bardez Taluuka and Goa.

Kejriwal expressed, “Companions now that time for races are drawing closer, somebody from BJP and Congress will come and circulate cash, in actuality I heard that it has as of now began. Yet, don’t decline it. Take the cash. It is our cash that they have pillaged from us for a long time. What’s more, take new notes, don’t take the old ones. Also, one all the more thing, don’t acknowledge Rs. 5000, rather interest for Rs. 10,000 refering to expansion.”