EC likely to submit Chapra poll rigging report today

Updated on May 08, 2004 03:23 PM IST

The EC team that visited Chapra last weekend is likely to submit its report on alleged poll irregularities in this parliamentary constituency.

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PTI | ByAsian News International, New Delhi

The two-member Election Commission (EC) team that visited Bihar last weekend is likely to submit its report on Saturday on alleged poll irregularities in the Chapra Parliamentary constituency of the state.

Chapra is where Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Laloo Prasad Yadav is facing Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Following complaints from the BJP of large-scale rigging and violence in Chapra, an EC fact-finding team comprising adviser KJ Rao and Principal Secretary Ananth Kumar had visited Chapra.

The team also held separate meetings with the two leaders to gain an individual insight and perspective of the situation in that constituency.

After their visit, there were preliminary indications that the EC would be taking a punitive stance, including the possibility of countermanding the elections in that constituency.

The Samajwadi Party and the BSP have also come out in support of BJP in demanding a repoll in the entire constituency.

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