New Delhi: Janata Dal (U) leaders on Wednesday complained to Election Commission regarding the biased nature of UP administration and the inadequate security provided to party president Sharad Yadav while campaigning for assembly elections in the state.

Member of Parliament and national spokesperson of JD (U) Shivanand Tiwari, General Secretary KC Tyagi and Javed Raja have complained to the Election Commission regarding the alleged harassment of their party candidates by the Uttar Pradesh administration. 

 “JD(U) candidate and farmer leader Manvir Singh Tewatia was not allowed to file nomination papers for Jewar assembly seat because he was not given permission by the administration to go to the bank for opening a new account,” Tiwari said.
On court's directives, Tewatia came out on parole on Tuesday but was unable to complete the work prior to filing his nomination papers.

Tewatia led the farmer agitation in Bhatta Parsaul villages in Grater Noida demanding higher compensation and amendment in Land Acquisition Act. He was arrested on July 9, 2011 on charges of murder and rioting.

JD (U) leaders also complained to Election Commission regarding the withdrawal of ‘Z level’ security given to the party President Sharad Yadav. In a complain to EC they told that only one security guard was provided by the state government for Yadav’s security during the assembly elections.

The Centre withdrew the ‘Z level’ security given to Sharad Yadav after his tough stance on 2G Spectrum scam  These leaders also requested EC to make a policy for the coverage of election meetings by television news channels.