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Lalu, Modi sued on orders from Election Commission

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Patna/Sasaram: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi have been booked on Tuesday on the orders of the Election Commission for unethical poll campaigning. While Lalu is charged for making comments hurting sentiments of castes, Sushil is accused of violating the model code of conduct for promising bribe to voters.

The FIR at Ganga Bridge police station in Vaishali district revealed that Lalu Prasad in his alleged speech provoked voters on caste lines. Lalu delivered the speech at village Terasiya in Raghopur assembly constituency in Vaishali district on the first day of his campaign for his son Tejaswi Yadav on Sunday. The Election Commission ordered lodging of FIR against Lalu after screening his speech.

“Lalu, in his speech, asked the Yadavs to ‘stay awake and remain united’ especially against Brahmins.

Addressing an election meeting at Bhabua in Kaimur district on Monday, Sushil allegedly claimed that if NDA came to power in the state it would give Rs 50,000 in cash to meritorious students, color TVs to dalits and ‘dhoti-sari’ to poor people.

(With inputs from TOI)

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EC Issues Guidelines for Enabling Election-Related Services through Service Centres

The EC said the extension of these services through CSCs would make life simpler for citizens

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The EC said the extension of these services through CSCs would make life simpler for citizens. Wikimedia Commons

The Election Commission has issued guidelines to State Chief Election Officers for enabling deliveries of election-related services through Common Services Centres(CSCs), the poll body said on Sunday.

“The citizens can now avail various election-related services such as application form, addition/deletion of the name for modification of details, tracking status of applications submitted, issuance of new electoral photo identity card and printing applications for the electoral card,” the EC said in a statement.

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The EC said the extension of these services through CSCs would make life simpler for citizens. The EC said that the services provided through CSCs will enhance footfalls and creditability of the CSC amongst people besides helping them, especially in rural India. (IANS)

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