FIR lodged against BJP’s Sushil Modi for offering freebies before elections

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An FIR was lodged against BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday in Patna 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.

A district police official 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.”

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

Elections in Bihar to elect the 243-member assembly will be held in five stages between 12 October and November 5. Counting of votes will take place on 8 November.

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