Poll authorities seek report on Giriraj photo issue

Poll authorities in Bihar have sought details over allegations that Union Minister Giriraj Singh compromised voters' secrecy after a photo went viral showing him casting his vote at a polling booth.

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2015, 00:56 AM IST

New Delhi: Poll authorities in Bihar have sought details over allegations that Union Minister Giriraj Singh compromised voters' secrecy after a photo went viral showing him casting his vote at a polling booth.

"The poll authorities have sought a report. Action will be taken accordingly. An FIR has been lodged," Deputy Election Commissioner in charge of Bihar Umesh Sinha told reporters here.

When asked against whom the FIR has been lodged, EC officials said details were still awaited.

Some reports have suggested that while casting his vote, Singh, a senior BJP leader, took some news channel camerapersons with him who took pictures of him casting his vote on EVM.

In a tweet some hours ago, Singh claimed that while he was in Barhiya, he was shown in Navada by media which spins "fake news".