Ruling after EC views 2nd CD of Mulayam
The entire Election Commission will meet on Monday to decide whether Yadav had threatened Mainpuri District Magistrate and Returning Officer Ministhy Dileep after viewing the second CD. Chetan Chauhan reports.india Updated: Mar 28, 2009 00:27 IST
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's run-in with the Election Commission is far from over.
The entire Election Commission will meet on Monday to decide whether Yadav had threatened Mainpuri District Magistrate and Returning Officer Ministhy Dileep after viewing the second CD. "We have asked the officials to prepare a transcript of the CD, which could be examined on Monday," a senior EC official, who refused to be quoted, said.
While the first CD was 10-minutes long, the second lasts all of 45 minutes and covers the entire speech of Yadav. This CD reportedly contains the derogatory remarks against Dileep. Yadav is slated to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Mainpuri.
After studying the first CD on Thursday, the three election commissioners had found nothing objectionable in Yadav's speech, in which some remarks against Dileep were included. "There was not substantial against Yadav in the CD," a senior EC official said.
The two CDs are part of a report submitted by Uttar Pradesh's Chief Electoral Officer Anup Kumar Vishoi on the incident.
Mainpuri SP shifted
In the meantime, the commission ordered the transfer of superintendent of police of Mainpuri for dereliction of duty. Two others, Gorakhpur senior superintendent of police and superintendent of police of Kushinagar were also transferred on a similar charge.