FIR lodged against Lalu for casteist remarks

Wednesday 30th September 2015 06:31 EDT

An FIR has been lodged against RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for alleged castiest remarks as the the Election Commission found them violating the model of conduct for assembly elections in Bihar.

Registered with Ganga Bridge police station in Vaishali district by Circle Officer Raghopur Neeranjan Kumar for describing the assembly elections as a direct fight between “the backward castes and forward castes.” Launching his campaign from Raghopur, the RJD leader called out to the Yadavs and other backward castes to rally behind his secular alliance to defeat BJP-led NDA.

Caught on video, the footage showed the violation of model code and provision of Representation of People's Act which is why, Additional Chief Election Officer R Lakshamanan said, the case was registered. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi noted that any casteist remark was a breach of EC guidelines and will be dealt by the Commission under its legal framework.

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