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Bihar Polls: FIR against Sushil Modi for offering freebies before elections

PATNA: An FIR was lodged against BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday for trying to allure voters by promising them free laptops, colour TVs and sarees during his public address ahead of the state
India TV News Desk September 29, 2015 21:12 IST
India TV News Desk

PATNA: An FIR was lodged against BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday for trying to allure voters by promising them free laptops, colour TVs and sarees during his public address ahead of the state assembly polls, police said.

"An FIR was lodged against Modi on the charge of alluring voters on Monday at his public meeting in Bhabhua, the district headquarters of Kaimur," a district police official said.

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Modi, the state's former deputy chief minister, had reportedly promised the freebies during his public rally at Bhabhua.

Assembly polls in Bihar will be fought in five phases between October 12 and November 5 in a high-stakes battle, seen as a major popularity test for NDA spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is in alliance with RJD and Congress.

Polls to the 243-seat Assembly would be held on October 12, 16, 28, November 1 and 5. Counting to votes will take place on November 8.