Mathura: Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary, who is the son of Union Minister Ajit Singh, has been booked for violating the model code of conduct during the ongoing polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Chaudhary, who is the MP from Mathura, was caught on camera taking Rs 70,000 from a local RLD leader during an election rally. He then passed on the cash to his party candidate who in turn returned the money to Mr Chaudhary who eventually passed it on to his brother-in-law. The latter was accompanying the young MP on the campaign trail.
The Election Commission is likely to seek Mr Chaudhary's explanation over the matter.
The assembly constituencies that fall under Mathura will go to vote on the 28th of this month. The RLD holds a significant sway in these areas which fall in the western part of UP.
Story first published:
February 20, 2012 00:25 IST