FIR against Bihar Congress chief for poll code violation
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 00:13
Patna: An FIR has been lodged against Bihar Congress president Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser for allegedly violating the model code of conduct ahead of the assembly polls.

In the FIR registered by sub divisional officer Maqsood Alam, Kaiser has been charged with defacement of public property in the state capital for electoral purposes.

Earlier acting on media reports, Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Law and Order, Ramesh Prasad had ordered Alam to probe the erection of a hoarding on a hotel building for electoral purposes. It found Kaiser guilty for ordering the putting up of the hoarding which was later removed by the district administration.

Besides Kaiser, BJP ministers Ram Pravesh Rai and Ashvani Kumar Choubey have also been booked for allegedly violating the model code.

Rai, the state Tourism Minister, was charged with instructing authorities concerned to conduct flood-fighting operation at an embankment of river Gandak in his Baraouli constituency in Gopalganj district, while Choubey, PHE minister, was accused of making announcements for making the airport at Bhagalpur operational for domestic flights.

Choubey has also been charged with holding a meeting of BJP workers in the town without the permission from Bhagalpur district authorities.

The six-phase poll in Bihar will be held between October 21 and November 20.


First Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 00:13

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