Notice to Union minister on poll code violation

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P-Balram-NaikBHOPAL: Election Commission of India has issued a show cause notice to Union minister for social justice P Balram Naik over alleged violation of model code of conduct (MCC), during his speech at Pradesh Congress Committee office in Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal on October 16. The EC has sought his reply by October 28.

In the notice dated October 25, commission has said that it has been brought to the notice of commission that the minister announced a grant of Rs10-20 crore for construction of hostels for the OBC students when he was addressing the political gathering.

Commission has asked the minister to explain by October 28, 11 am as to why action should not be taken against him for violation of model code of conduct.