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Rahul Gandhi violated election model code of conduct: Kanpur administration

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the election model code of conduct during a road show in this Uttar Pradesh city and action will be taken against the organisers, officials said Monday

District Magistrate Hari Om said Gandhi did not follow the route proposed by the district administration for his road show but took an alternative route.

"We have proposed an alternate route for Rahul Gandhi's road show keeping in mind his security and heavy traffic due to the Mahashivratri festival Monday. But he did not follow the route proposed by us," Hari Om told reporters here.

He said that Gandhi also flouted prohibitory orders in the city that banned any assembly of more than four people at a spot.

The district magistrate said action would be taken against the organisers and those who participated in the road show.

Asked if action would be taken against Gandhi, Hari Om said: "We will take action against the organisers. We may consider action against those who participated. Definitely, we can consider it. Why can't it be taken against Rahul Gandhi?"

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