The Election commission, found BSP chief Mayawati Violating the model code of conduct. It said prima facie it is of the opinion that the BSP chief has violated provisions of the model code of conduct. It also asked Mayawati to explain her stand regarding her statement within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission also issued a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his alleged remarks while addressing a rally in Meerut on April 9.
Finding him prima facie guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct, the commission asked him to respond by Friday evening.
The searches, on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions during the poll season, continued yesterday at various premises in Bhopal, Indore, Goa, Delhi and the national capital region.
The department has also traced a trail of 20 crore rupees suspect cash allegedly being moved to the headquarters of a major political party in Delhi from the house of an important person. The Central Board of Direct Taxes CBDT statement, however, neither identified the political party nor the senior functionary.
It added that records of collection and disbursement of cash in the form of handwritten diaries, computer files and excel sheets were found and seized and it corroborates the above findings.
The CBDT said several unaccounted and benami properties at posh locations in Delhi have also been detected. It said these instances of violations of the model code of conduct are being brought to the notice of the Election Commission.
BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and three security personnel were Tuesday killed when their convoy was attacked by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, days before the first-phase elections in the state. It's been proven once again on Tuesday when a landmine laid by the red terrorists claimed the lives of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi, his driver and 3 security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district. Dantewada is part of the Bastar Lok Sabha seat which is going to polls on Thursday.
The incident occurred at Shyamagiri hills when the MLA's convoy was heading towards Kuwakonda from Bacheli area, which is about 450 km from state capital Raipur.
As soon as the incident came to light reinforcements were dispatched to the site, and a search operation has been initiated.
Dantewada is scheduled to go for Lok Sabha polls for the Bastar constituency on April 11. The authorities have assured that security preparations for the elections are adequate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said, Strongly condemn the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh. My tributes to the security personnel who were martyred. The sacrifices of these martyrs will not go in vain.
Shri Bhima Mandavi was a dedicated Karyakarta of the BJP. His demise is deeply anguishing. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also tweeted The Naxal attack in Dantewada is very saddening. I pray that those killed rest in peace and their family members remain strong through this time of grief.
CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh have been targets of Naxal attacks on several occasions, especially during elections.
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