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RO yet to get EC order to file case against Shivpal Yadav

Written by: Staff

Rae Bareli, May 11 (UNI) Though the Election Commission yesterday ordered filing of case against Uttar Pradesh PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav yesterday for violating election norms during the campaign, the returning officer of Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency today said that he was yet to receive any such orders.

''I am yet to receive any orders from the EC for registering case against Shivpal Singh Yadav'', Rae Bareli district magistrate and RO Jitendra Kumar said.

Talking to mediapersons, he said they had already asked the people who had lodged complaint against Mr Yadav to hand over the unedited CD, but the same had not been received yet.

''Once we receive the unedited CD, then only can be say anything about the charges against Mr Yadav as the edited CD given to us could be a doctored one'', the RO commented.

He said the EC decision on the issue was a result of the parallel complaint made to them by the petitioners.

Yesterday, the Election Commission had directed the UP Chief Electoral Officer to lodge a case against state minister Shivpal Singh Yadav -- brother of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, for committing electoral offences during the electioneering, and submit a compliance report by Saturday.

Responding to a query on the complaint by some people that they could not vote as their ration cards had been collected by the authorities, Mr Kumar denied the charges. ''There are 14 documents which can be shown by the voters as proof of identity,'' he noted.


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