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UP polls: FIR against BJP, Cong candidates for ‘misinformation’ against SP

An FIR has been registered against Congress and BJP candidates from Maharajpur assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and running a “misinformation” campaign against the Samajwadi Party nominee.

assembly elections Updated: Feb 24, 2017 20:46 IST
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The SP candidate from Maharajpur filed a police complaint alleging that supporters of BJP and Congress ran a misinformation campaign against her.
The SP candidate from Maharajpur filed a police complaint alleging that supporters of BJP and Congress ran a misinformation campaign against her.(AFP File/ Representational Photo)

An FIR has been registered against Congress and BJP candidates from Maharajpur assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and running a “misinformation” campaign against the Samajwadi Party nominee.

Aruna Kori, the SP candidate from the assembly seat, filed a police complaint alleging that supporters of the BJP’s Satish Mahana and Congress’s Raja Rampal ran a misinformation campaign through WhatsApp and mobile phone messages telling people she had withdrawn from the electoral race.

She claimed she received death threats when she opposed their “act of misleading voters”.

Based on her complaint, the FIR was registered at the Chakeri police station against Mahana and Rampal and the matter is being probed, Kanpur senior superintendent of police Akash Kulhari said.

Kori said she will also write to the Election Commission in this regard.

Though the Samajwadi Party and the Congress has entered a pre-poll alliance for the state assembly polls, candidates of both the parties contested elections on the Maharajpur assembly seat.