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UP minister gets notice for poll code violation

EC issues a notice to UP Minister Banwari Singh Yadav for allegedly misusing government machinery for electioneering in violation of model code of conduct.

delhi Updated: Mar 24, 2007 22:31 IST

The Election Commission on Saturday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Minister Banwari Singh Yadav for allegedly misusing government machinery for electioneering in violation of model code of conduct.In a notice to Yadav, who holds the portfolio of Protocol, Estates Department and Civil Aviation, the EC said that it has been brought to its notice that he had used official vehicle for a meeting in Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow. Charging the Minister with using his escort vehicle also for carrying election campaign materials, the EC said Yadav has misused his official position for the poll purpose. Yadav has been asked to furnish his reply by March 26.