BJP candidate carries coins in metal pot, case registered against Narayan Tripathi

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MADHYA PRADESH: A case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party s candidate Narayan Tripathi on Tuesday for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound state of Madhya Pradesh.


Tripathi had gone to file his nomination carrying a fee of Rs 10,000 in the form of Re 1 coins in a metal pot. He carried his nomination fees in a total of 12 metal pots and covered with a piece of red cloth.

The allegation comes that the metal pot looked similar to an urn, used to carry the funeral ash, which has a religious indication.

But he denied all the allegation and claimed, to have collected from the public as their blessings.

“This issue is being unnecessarily blown out of proportion by the Congress and they are creating an issue out of this. I have not flouted any code of conduct” he said.

Satna Returning Officer and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Maihar HK Dhurve considered it as a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

A case registered against Tripathi under Section 125 A of the Representation of the People Act.

With inputs from ANI

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