Bengal polls: BJP candidate gets EC notice for promising voters free trip to Ayodhya

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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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