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BJP’s Jitendra Tiwari gets EC show-cause notice for promising voters free trip to Ayodhya

Tiwari made the promise at a public meeting in Haripur on 21 March, and at a party meeting, officials said Thursday. TMC had lodged a complaint with EC on 22 March on the issue.

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Kolkata: BJP’s Pandabeswar candidate Jitendra Tiwari was show-caused by the Election Commission for promising voters a free trip to the temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya if elected, officials said on Thursday.

Tiwari made the promise at two places — once while speaking at a public meeting in Haripur on March 21, and then at a party meeting, they said.

The Trinamool Congress lodged a complaint with the EC on March 22 over the issue.

In his reply to the EC notice, Tiwari said that he was unaware that making such a promise would violate the model code of conduct.

He also apologised to the EC for “being ignorant”.

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