New Delhi/Lucknow, Jan 27 : Umesh Sinha, the chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night requested India TV to provide CDs of all stings undertaken by the channel's undercover reporters to expose political party candidates seeking money for poll expenses.
"Strict action will be taken against those violating the model code of conduct", Sinha said.
The India TV series of stings exposed how 11 candidates belonging to different political parties met the undercover reporters, posing as representatives of a "corporate, in Delhi and wanted money ranging from Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 4 crore.
The candidates promised to work for the corporate in the UP Assembly after being elected.
The district magistrates of Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar (Prabuddha Nagar), from where these candidates are contesting, have also requested India TV to provide the CDs of the stings done against the candidates.
The names of the candidates and their party affiliations are given below:
LIST OF CANDIDATES
|2) VIRENDRA SINGH CHAUHAN||SHAMLI||PRABUDHNAGAR||S.P|
|3) KIRANPAL KASHYAP||THANABHAVAN||PRABUDHNAGAR||S.P|
|4) J.P. SINGH||KUNDARKI||MURADABAD||JDU|
|5) SHAHNAWAZ RANA||BIJNAUR||BIJNAUR||RLD|
|6) NARENDRA SINGH SHISHODIA||MODINGAR||GHAZIABAD||S.P (Expected)|
|7) NAHID HASAN||GANGOH||SAHARANPUR||BSP|
|8) SAYYAD JAKI ASHARFI||PILIBHIT SADAR||PILIBHIT||CONGRESS|
|9) CH. AYUB JUNG||KAIRANA||PRABUDHNAGAR||S.P|
|10 SALEEM ANSARI||SHAMLI||PRABUDHNAGAR||PEACE PARTY|
|11) Harpal Singh||Dhanaura||J P Nagar||BJP|