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More than 30 FIRs for violation of election code in Bihar

December 24, 2004 18:37 IST

More than 30 FIRs have so far been registered with different police stations in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali districts in Bihar for violation of the model code of conduct for assembly elections, official sources said on Friday.

The FIRs have been lodged in connection with banners, hoardings and posters put up by the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) for their political rallies.

While the LJP staged a massive rally in Patna on November 27, its propaganda material, including posters, banners and flags, were still seen on government and private buildings even after the code of conduct came into effect on December 17.

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The RJD rally, which was scheduled to be held in Patna on December 23, was put off by party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav after the registration of an FIR charging him with bribing the electorate by distributing money among some dalit women at Bihta village on December 18.

Official sources said around 23 FIRs were lodged during the past two days in Gandhi Maidan, Kotwali, Kadamkuan, Patna city, Danapur, Khagaul, Jakkanpur and Maner police stations in Patna against some RJD activists and unknown persons for putting up hoardings, posters and banners at restricted places, including police and railway stations and government buildings, in connection with the December 23 rally.

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