EC orders FIR against BJP leader

 22 Apr 2014 - 0:08

Supporters of Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), climb over the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse of him during an election campaign rally in Mathura in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, yesterday.

Patna: The Election Commission yesterday ordered the Patna district administration to lodge an FIR against senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his remark that critics and opponents of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are “pro-Pakistan” and the neighbouring country is the place for those opposing him.
Additional chief electoral officer R Lakshmanan told media persons here that EC has ordered the the Patna district magistrate to lodge a case against Giriraj Singh for his remark. It is an open violation of model code of conduct, he said.
Lakshmanan said the order was given to Patna administration after 24 hours deadline given to Griraj Singh to submit his explanation failed.
A case for making an inflammatory speech was registered Sunday against Griraj Singh in Jharkhand where he repeated his remarks at an election meeting.