EC notice to Raje

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje ScindiaThe Election Commission of India has issued notice to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia for alleged violation of the model electoral code of conduct.

The notice was issued on Monday and the Commission sought her reply by Tuesday evening.

The notice against Scindia came after the Commission took cognizance of a report in Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar that she gave Rs.500 to a child of Hunari Bai of village Bharia Mahuda in an election campaign meeting held at Chhoti Sarwan in Banswara district Nov 25 to solicit votes.

"The act of bribing some persons in an election meeting is clear violation of the provisions of model code of conduct," a Commission statement said.

Raje is contesting from Jhalrapatan assembly constituency in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan goes to polls Dec 4 to elect a 200-member state Assembly.