Election panel to file police case against Raman Singh

November 20th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) The Election Commission will lodge a police case against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for airing a political message on a local FM radio channel, an official said Thursday soon after polling ended for state’s second and the final phase Thursday.”An independent candidate, Virendra Pandey, complained to us about a political message aired by Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday, exhorting people to vote for a particular candidate,” the state’s chief election officer Alok Shukla told a press conference here.

“We investigated the complaint of Pandey and found (it to be) true and now decided to lodge a case against Raman Singh under section 126 of the Representation of People Act,” Shukla added.

At the end of polling, 65-68 percent of the 8.8 million electorate had voted to choose from among 687 candidates, said Shukla.

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