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Show-cause notice issued to Gautam Gambhir over poll code violation

The BJP has fielded Gambhir from the East Delhi parliamentary constituency replacing sitting party MP Maheish Girri

FFormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | ormer cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Thursday | Photo: PTI
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Former cricketer and BJP candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir addresses a press conference in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The poll authorities have issued a show-cause notice to BJP's East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly violating the model code of conduct after an advertisement featuring him appeared in a national daily.

The Media Certification and Monitoring Committee of East Delhi noticed the advertisement which appeared on April 26 in the newspaper promoting a cricket game app -- CricPlay -- along with a photo of Gambhir, according to the notice issued by the Returning Officer of the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

"This appears to be a surrogate advertisement which appears to have political overtures in favour of a contesting candidate

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 6:20 PM IST

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