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Jaya Bachchan issued notice for 'concealing property'
February 09, 2007 20:46 IST
Within months of her re-election to Rajya Sabha after being disqualified, Samajwadi Party MP and actress Jaya Bachchan has been issued notice for an explanation for allegedly concealing property details while filing nomination papers for the Upper House polls last year.
The notice to Bachchan has been issued by the principal secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, who was the returning officer in this case, after the Election Commission had referred a complaint to him.
The complaint was filed by one Amir Haider of Barabanki district before the Election Commission alleging that the SP MP had concealed details of property in her affidavit filed alongwith her nomination papers.
The complaint was forwarded by the Commission to the returning officer for appropriate action.
Vidhan Sabha secretary R P Pandey told PTI on Friday that he had received the complaint as forwarded to him by the Commission some time in the third week of January and immediately sought all relevent details from complainant Haider.
On getting all relevant details from the complainant, a notice has been issued to Bachchan in the wake of the allegations made against her, Pandey said.
In his complaint, Haider had alleged that Bachchan while filing her nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls, had concealed information pertaining to some property purchased by her husband Amitabh Bachchan in Barabanki district.
Bachchan was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in a by-election from Uttar Pradesh in June last year after she was disqualified from the Upper House over an office of profit controversy in March last.