An FIR has been lodged against BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arjun Munda and Ramtahal Choudhury for allegedly using a modified vehicle in the shape of a ‘rath´ without prior official permission.
The FIR was lodged at Chandil police station in Saraikela-Kharswan district on Thursday by the Block Agriculture Officer of Chandil, Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Sharma said on Friday. Sharma said Swaraj, Munda, who is the party candidate from Jamshedpur, and Choudhury, BJP candidate from Ranchi, had allegedly violated the model code of conduct by using a modified vehicle in the shape of a rath without prior official permission.
Apart from the three BJP leaders, the district administration also included the names of Saraikela-Kharswan district BJP committee president and election in-charge Shailendra Singh and Chandra Mohan Das respectively. Swaraj had addressed a public meeting in Chandil under Ranchi parliamentary constituency in support of party candidates on last Wednesday.