Mayawati behind FIR against Rahul: Congress
IANS | Feb 21, 2012, 12.37PM IST
An FIR has been filed against Rahul who have been booked under Section
188 of IPC for violating prohibitory orders.
KANPUR: Blaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Congress on
Tuesday said it would approach the high court for quashing a police
complaint against party leader Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating
rules during a roadshow here.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh alleged: "The action was taken on the
direction of Mayawati as they are scared of the successful campaign by
Rahul Gandhi. We will go to the high court for quashing the FIR
registered against him for violating restrictions under Section 144."
He also denied any violation of the election model code of conduct
during Gandhi's road show in Kanpur Monday.
"We have not received any notice from the Election Commission and as
per the rules no permission is required for carrying out mass
communication," he told reporters.
According to the Kanpur district administration, Gandhi was granted
permission to undertake his roadshow along a 20-km route against the
party's application for covering a 37-km route. Gandhi faced the
charge after choosing to undertake a longer road-show than what the
district administration had permitted him.
Kanpur will go to polls in the fifth phase of polling Feb 23.
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