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FIR filed against Bihar BJP chief for violating model code of conduct

While campaigning for his BJP candidate at Narpatganj on March 9, Rao allegedly said if the RJD candidate wins this election, Araria will become a safe haven for the ISIS.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2018 16:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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BJP state president Nityanand Rai beats a 'dhol' while celebrating the party’s win in North-East states assembly elections at BJP state headquarters in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

An FIR has been lodged against Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly making provocative speech during campaigning for Araria Lok Sabha bypolls, an official said on Sunday.

Narpatganj assembly constituency’s nodal officer-cum-circle officer Nishant Kumar on Saturday lodged the FIR.

“I have asked Narpatganj assembly constituency’s nodal officer-cum-circle officer to lodge an FIR against Bihar BJP Nityanand Rai chief Nityanand Rai for violating model code of conduct,” Araria district magistrate Himanshu Sharma told PTI.

While campaigning for his party’s candidate at a public meeting at Narpatganj on March 9, Rao allegedly said if the RJD candidate wins this election, Araria will become a safe haven for the ISIS.

Rai is also a Lok Sabha member from Ujiarpur in Bihar. RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwary had also taken strong exception to Rai’s statement terming it as outrageous.

First Published: Mar 11, 2018 16:58 IST