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Lalu-Rabri derogatory comment case over: Chawla

Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla today said the case relating to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi making derogatory comments was over.

patna Updated: Apr 19, 2009 01:58 IST

Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla today said the case relating to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi making derogatory comments was over.

"If there is further violation by them or leaders of other political parties, the district authorities could initiate action against them under different sections of RPA and CrPC," he told reporters here.

"If matters related to violation of Model Code of Conduct is reported to EC, a full bench would take action against the erring leaders," Chawla said.

The election commissioner said the returning officers and police have been directed to keep a track on "dummy" candidates. If they were found canvassing for other candidates then the expenses of the official nominee would add up.

Referring to the alleged murder of a candidate whose body was found hanging from a tree at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, Chawla said EC has taken serious note of the incident and has asked the DGP, DM and SP to take action.

Chawla said 20 people, including security forces were killed and 46 people injured in Maoist-hit states where disturbances were reported from 270 booths during first phase of elections.