A popular Bhojpuri folk singer, who is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Mainpuri parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh, has been charged with violating the model code of conduct, an official said Wednesday.
"We have issued a notice to Tripti Shakya for defying the model code of conduct by advertising her road shows in newspapers without taking permission from the district administration," additional district magistrate Ram Kewal said over phone from Mainpuri, 250 km from here.
Shakya plans to hold road shows in Mainpuri district March 20 and 21, officials said.
"We have sought an explanation from Shakya and the district unit of the BJP in this regard. We have asked Shakya why her road shows should not be prohibited for violating the election code," said Kewal.
The notice was issued on Tuesday evening.