BJP leader in MP under scanner for tossing currency notes in air

Oct 21, 2013, 22:25 IST | Agencies

Former Madhya Pradesh minister and BJP leader, Achal Sonkar faces action for showering cash at a public function on Saturday, as part of Eid celebrations.

Authorities have sought explanation from the former Madhya Pradesh minister and BJP leader Anchal Sonkar for allegedly tossing currency notes in the air -- and violating the Model of Code of Conduct -- at a programme in Jabalpur.

Assembly polls would be held in the state next month.

Video footage shot by local TV channels showed Sonkar and his supporters purportedly tossing notes and dancing at an Eid Milan programme in Raddi Chowki area on October 17.

Jabalpur Collector and District Electoral Officer Vivek Porwal issued a notice to Sonkar yesterday, directing him to file his reply on the issue within 48 hours, official sources said today. 

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