UP Civic Polls 2017: BJP candidate booked for violating model code

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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Uttar Pradesh civic body polls was booked by the police for violating the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct in Muzaffarnagar district.

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Ritu Jain, who is contesting on a BJP ticket for the municipal corporation in Khatauli, has been booked for putting up publicity signboards without the permission of authorities, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ram Avtar Gupta said.

Aiming to ensure that the BJP registers a comprehensive win in the Uttar Pradesh urban local bodies' elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will start his poll-campaign from the temple town of Ayodhya on November 14.

The civic polls, to be held in three phases from November 22, are seen as a litmus test for the Adityanath government's popularity. The BJP had stormed to power in UP in March with a landslide victory.

The polls are being held eight months after the BJP came to power with a landslide victory in the Assembly elections in the state.


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