Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MPLast updated on Oct 08, 2018, 05:33 pm
Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district seized around 2,000 bags carrying images of State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya in connection with the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound State.
The election code of conduct came into force in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday after the Election Commission announced poll dates for five states.
MP will go to polls on November 28.
Distribution of sanitary pads, soaps, violate Model Code of Conduct
Following a complaint, a team comprising police and district authorities yesterday seized 2,000 bags, containing sanitary pads and soaps among other things, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ravindra Choukse said.
These bags carried an image of Malaiya, the official said, adding that such articles couldn't be distributed as it would violate the Model Code of Conduct that has come into force in Madhya Pradesh.
Case registered under IPC Sections, Public Representative Act
The SDM informed that they were meant for a center, run by Madhya Pradesh State Rural Livelihoods Mission, that imparts training to members of self-help groups (SHGs).
A case under relevant Sections of the Public Representative Act and IPC has been registered against SHG Manager Akhilesh Shukla and driver Lalchand Ahirwar.
The two were carrying 600 such bags to a village, Choukse added.