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Dalits file case against CEC

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | December 22, 2004 17:40 IST

A group of Dalits in Bihar has filed a case against Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy for ordering a first information report against Railway Minister Lalu Prasad.

The case in a Patna court also names Bihar Chief Electoral Officer K C Saha and the officer in charge of the police station in Bihta where the FIR was filed for alleged violation of the model code of conduct.

Lalu Prasad was shown on a TV channel distributing money to Dalit women in Dariyapur and Ibrahimpur villages after the code of conduct came into effect.

Abhay Kumar Choudhary, secretary, Ambedkarvadi Samaj Vikash Parishad, and one of the petitioners, said the police complaint humiliated Dalits.

"It is an act of human rights violation. We have filed the case on this ground under the Dalit Atrocities Prevention Act," he said.

The petitioners, including the Dalit women who were given money, were co-accused in the FIR.

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Sub: Action of CEC in RJD case subjecting code of conduct.

CEC has taken right and appropriate decision against RJD in bihar ie Lalu prasad yadav for violating code of conductand paying a undemocratic game in ...

Posted by Jag Narain Gupta


It's a rediculous act.The intention of Mr.Lalu Prasad Yadav in distributing money is an open secret.It is the duty of the CEC to stop such ...

Posted by rsrk

Sub: Naked dance of so called Democracy

Nach bandar nach.How much money Lalu has given now to these dalit and etitioner to file case against CEC? Do you think dalit have that ...

Posted by Jaydip

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Great is this news! The way Lalu Prsad Yadav wants to hit back at the Election Commission with such pinpricks exploiting the Dalits is indeed ...

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