Police in Begusarai, Bihar, have registered a case of violation of Model Code of Conduct against former student leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, the CPI candidate from Begusarai, reports The New Indian Express.
SHO Arvind Kumar stated that the case has been registered at Mansur Chak police station under provisions of the Representation of People Act.
The official proceedings against Kumar were initiated following a complaint by Mansur Chak Block Development Officer-cum-flying squad magistrate Shatrughan Rajak that Kumar had addressed people at a public gathering without seeking prior permission from the concerned authorities.
The former JNU student leader faces Union Minister Giriraj Singh from the BJP and Tanveer Hasan from the RJD as the primary competitors in the constituency. The latter had received the second highest number of votes in the seat during the previous general elections.
Voting in Begusarai will be conducted in the fourth phase of the polls on 29 April.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.