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EC files FIR against Tarun Gogoi for violating poll code of conduct

Speed News team | Updated on: 11 April 2016, 21:06 IST

The  Election Commission has lodged an FIR against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for holding a press conference on the day of polling. 

Earlier, after being served a notice by the EC, Gogoi had accused the poll body of being biased. He said that law only prohibited him from campaigning and not from holding a press conference. 

However, the Election Commission told the media: “In the morning, Assam CM addressed a press conference in Guwahati which is a violation as per RP act 126, as it may influence the voters.” 

Assam witnessed the last part of its two-phased polling today amid sporadic violence that led to the death of one person in Baperta. The EC has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Voter turnout stood at an estimated 79 per cent. 

First published: 11 April 2016, 21:06 IST
 
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