FIR lodged against Assam CM Tarun Gogoi for poll code violation
Guwahati: The Election Commission of India today registered a FIR against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for violating Representation of People Act by holding a press conference during the assembly polls.
“Holding press conference within 46 hrs of closure of polls is violation which may result into action being taken,” said an EC official after the polling in Assam and West Bengal concluded.
“In morning Assam CM addressed a press conference in Guwahati which is a violation as per RP act 126, as it may influence the voters,” the official added.
Today, high voter turnout was recorded in the assembly polls in Assam and West Bengal where an estimated 79 per cent and 75 per cent of the voters cast their ballots till around 4:30 pm amid sporadic clashes and police firing that resulted in the death of an elderly voter.
“In morning Assam CM addressed a press conference in Guwahati which is a violation as per RP act 126, as it may influence the voters,” said the official.
In Assam, where balloting was held in 61 constituencies in the second and final phase, an 80-year-old voter died in a scuffle between CRPF personnel and the locals over forming a queue at a polling station in Sorbhog seat in Barpeta district, officials said.