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EC notice to Scindia on letters to voters

April 14, 2009 21:07 IST

The Election Commission on Tuesday issued notice to Minister of State for Communications Jyotiraditya Scindia over sending letters to voters using "government stationary" listing the benefits given to them bythe United Progressive Alliance regime.

"The Commission has sought comments from Scindia by 3:00 pm on Wednesday," Deputy Election Commissioner R Balakrishnan told reporters in New Delhi. He said the Commission had received a complaint against Scindia which claimed that the minister had dispatched letters to voters in Shivpuri segment of his Guna Parliamentary constituency on the benefits given to them by the government. "Though the letters were dated prior to the Model Code of Conduct coming into force, the voters had received it after the election code came into force," he said. Scindia had allegedly used government stationary for writing letters to voters of Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh.

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