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Lalu violates model code
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | September 14, 2005 12:28 IST
A first information report is likely to be registered against Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for violating the the model code of conduct by addressing an election rally after permitted time. Another FIR was lodged against two RJD leaders on Wednesday in Bihar's Buxar district for violating the model code of conduct.
The district officials in Buxar confirmed that an FIR was lodged against RJD Buxar district vice-president Kashi Nath Prasad and secretary Mukhtar Singh for holding a meeting beyond the permitted time. The meeting was organised on Tuesday and was to be addressed by Lalu and others at Dumraon.
The officials told rediff.com that another FIR may be registered against Lalu for addressing his election meeting beyond 10 pm ."Despite our warning that the time was late under model code of conduct, Lalu continued with his speech," the officials said.
The district administration has sent a detailed report on this violation to the Election Commission. "We will act as per the directive of the EC," the officials said.