Bihar minister charged with violating model code

An FIR has been registered against Bihar Minister for Public Health Engineering Department Ashvani Kumar Choubey.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 10:29 AM IST

Bhagalpur: An FIR has been registered against Bihar Minister for Public Health Engineering Department Ashvani Kumar Choubey charging him in with violating the model code of conduct ahead of the assembly polls, official sources said on Sunday.

The case was lodged with the police here last evening by executive magistrate Mahindra Prasad following the directive of the district returning officer of Bhagalpur.

Choubey, a senior BJP leader, has been charged with making announcements for making the airport here operational for domestic flight to allegedly influence voters in his Bhagalpur assembly constituency.
He has also been charged with holding a meeting of BJP workers in the town here without permission from district authorities, the sources said.

PTI