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Office of profit: EC breather for Amar

There are indications that the Election Commission has recommended the dropping of a case against SP general secretary Amar Singh in the office of profit case.

delhi Updated: May 22, 2008 02:30 IST

Amidst reports of growing bonhomie between the Congress and Samajwadi Party, indications are that the Election Commission has recommended the dropping of a case against SP general secretary Amar Singh in the office of profit case.

Speaking to the HT, Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy neither confirmed nor denied the suggestion but confirmed the EC’s opinion in the matter has been forwarded to President Pratibha Patil. “The matter is between the EC and President”, he said.

The EC had earlier served a notice to Singh following a petition from a Uttar Pradesh advocate that he should be disqualified from the Rajya Sabha under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act as he was holding an office of profit as chairman of the UP Development Council.