Bihar polls: Lalu Prasad may come under EC scanner for casteist remark

Posted By: PTI
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Patna, Sept 28: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's alleged castiest remark during campaigning for his son Tejaswi Yadav yesterday may come under the Election Commission lens, with the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi today saying that any casteist remark was a breach of EC guidelines.

"Casteist remark is a breach of the EC guidelines for polls...the EC deal with such matters under its legal framework," Zaidi told reporters in reply to a question.

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He said that the Election Commission would find out the details of the alleged casteist remarks by Prasad and take appropriate action.

The RJD supremo had yesterday described the crucial Assembly polls in Bihar as a direct fight between the backward castes and forward castes and given a call to Yadavas and other backward castes to rally behind the secular alliance to defeat the BJP-led NDA.


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