EC issues notice to Lalu, Rabri Devi for Model Code violation

April 9th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Election Commission on Thursday issued notices to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi for violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Prasad and Rabri Devi made remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar respectively.

Rabri Devi has been given time till April 11 to reply to the notice.

Deputy Election Commissioner J. P. Prakash said the EC has made elaborate arrangements for smooth and transparent conduct of elections.

“Apart from 2,000 observers, 1.5 lakh micro observers have also been appointed to keep a close watch on the poll process,” he added. (ANI)

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