Union Minister Giriraj Singh has been charged with violating the model code of conduct a day after he made controversial comments at a rally in Bihar’s Begusarai in the presence of BJP chief Amit Shah among others. A First Information Report or FIR was filed at a police station against the minister with a long history of polarising remarks, District Magistrate, Begusarai Rahul Kumar said on Thursday.
At the rally, the veteran BJP leader, who has been pitched against former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar from Begusarai, had a sharp message – ostensibly for a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate. Besides Mr Shah, the rally was attended by a number of other BJP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
“I want to say who don’t say Vande Mataram, can’t worship the motherland – Giriraj’s father and grandfather died on the
Begusari, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest, is voting on April 29. The counting of votes will take place with the rest of the country on May 23.