“The application should have been made by Gandhi himself with his signature, which was not there. The application was made by one Rajendra Singh which is against law,” district magistrate Jagatraj Tripathi told media when asked about the cancellation. The papers needed with the application were also not there, he added. “If Gandhi has to apply, he should apply himself in person or send application signed by him with all essential documents,” the DM said.
Bank accounts of all candidates are to be opened on directions of the Election Commission and for this domicile certificate is needed, the officer clarified. Congress Amethi spokesman Rajendra Singh had applied for the certificate which showed the Munshiganj guesthouse as Rahul’s temporary address. The administration cancelled the application terming it against the rules.AC