Kairana bypolls: BJP Rajya Sabha MP booked for violation of model code of conduct
Kairana bypolls are being held on May 28 after the Lok Sabha constituency fell vacant due to the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, whose daughter Mriganka Singh is now the party’s candidate.india Updated: May 26, 2018 13:28 IST
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Kanta Kardam was booked for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by inciting religious sentiments in her speech on Tuesday, police said on Saturday.
Nukud Police Station SHO Yashpal Singh said a case was registered against Kardam on the directives of the Election Commission.
Kardam had allegedly made the remarks inciting religious sentiments during an election meeting at Nukud town in Saharanpur district, the police said.
Kairana will vote in a Lok Sabha bypoll on May 28, security for which has been tightened and measures taken to ensure a fair election, a police official has said.
The district authorities have divided the Uttar Pradesh constituency into 14 zones and 143 sectors, the official said.
He said 51 companies of central paramilitary forces would be deployed for the poll. Out of these, 26 would be stationed in Shamli district and 25 in Saharanpur district, the official said.
The Kairana Lok Sabha seat comprises five assembly segments: Nakur, Gangoh, Kairana, Thana Bhawan and Shamli.
The official said state boundaries touching Kairana would also be sealed ahead of the poll.
The Lok Sabha constituency fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, whose daughter Mriganka Singh is now the party’s candidate. She is fighting Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Tabassum Hasan, who is supported by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
A bypoll will also be held for the Noorpur assembly constituency in the state on the same day.
First Published: May 26, 2018 11:49 IST