U.P. police charge Minister for poll code violation
The Uttar Pradesh police have filed a charge sheet against Suresh Rana, a Minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, for alleged violation of the model codel of conduct during the elections. Rana, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riot case, is Minister for Cane Developments and Sugar Mills (Independent Charge). He is accused of having said at a public meeting at Hatthikaroda village in Thana Bhawan in January that curfew would be imposed in Kairana, Deoband and Moradabad if he won the elections but there would be celebrations in these places if he lost. He later backtracked saying his comments were taken out of context.