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Begusarai: Former JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls here as a CPI candidate, was on Friday booked for violation of Model Code of Conduct.

The case was lodged at Mansur Chak police station of the district under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, SHO Arvind Kumar said.

He said as per the FIR, based on the complaint of Mansur Chak Block Development Officer-cum-flying squad magistrate Shatrughan Rajak, Kanhaiya had addressed a public meeting in a village on Thursday without obtaining prior permission for the same from the authorities.

The former student leader, who is making his electoral debut from Begusarai, is engaged in a triangular contest wherein Union minister Giriraj Singh is in the fray as a BJP candidate while the RJD has fielded Tanveer Hasan its candidate in the last general elections who had finished the runner-up.

Polling will be held in Begusarai in the fourth phase of elections on April 29 while the filing of nominations will begin on April 02.


Also read: Why Kanhaiya Kumar is a symbol of status quo in Begusarai, the Leningrad of Bihar


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