FIR against Congress candidate Ajai Rai over symbol flashing

(Last Updated On: January 6, 2016)

FIR against Congress candidate Ajai Rai over symbol flashingCongress candidate Ajai Rai on Monday landed in a controversy after he went to vote wearing his election symbol on his kurta.

An FIR was today filed against Congress nominee Ajai Rai on the directive of the Election Commission for allegedly violating the election code of conduct by wearing the party poll symbol on his kurta while going to cast vote.

Senior police officials said the FIR against Rai has been lodged at the Sigra Police Station and section 126 and 130 of Representation of Peoples Act and section 171 (H) of IPC relating to poll code of conduct have been slapped against him.

The FIR was lodged against Rai shortly after Election Commission directed the district administration to do so after it analysed a report sent by Special Election Observer Praveen Kumar.

Early this morning, Rai came along with his family members to cast his vote, while wearing a badge of Congress election symbol ‘hand’ on his kurta.

Read full article: Indian Express

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