"The application should have been made by Gandhi himself with his signature, which was not there. The application was made by one Rajendra Singh with is against law", District Magistrate, Jagatraj Tripathi said on Thursday when asked about cancellation of the application.

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 the essential documents,” Tripathi added.

The bank accounts of all the candidates are to be opened on the Election Commission’s directions and for this domicile certificate is needed, the officer clarified.

Congress Amethi spokesman Rajendra Singh had applied for the certificate showing Munshiganj Guest house as temporary address of Gandhi and the administration had cancelled the application terming it against rules and regulations.


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