Lucknow: The Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over his bribery remark. The UP CM has bee asked to explain his remark by 5 pm latest on March 7.
On Saturday in Bhadohi, the UP CM and SP national president asked voters to accept money from other parties, but vote for the bicycle symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party.
I (have) heard that voters are being given money. My advice to you is to keep the money with yourself and vote for the bicycle, Akhilesh had said.
Following his remarks, the BJP moved the Election Commission accusing Akhilesh of violating the model code of conduct.
The BJP also lashed out at Yadav for hurting the dignity of the chief ministers post by making a frivolous statement that voters should accept money from other parties but cast their ballot for the SP.