Araria: The RJD candidate from Jokihat Assembly segment Sarfaraz Alam, who seeks to wrest the seat from his have brother now contesting on an AIMIM tag, has been booked for violating Mannequin Code of Conduct, a senior official acknowledged on Saturday.
Instructions were issued to lodge an FIR in opposition to Alam after he was spotted at a polling space sporting a badge denoting lantern the RJDs poll image, acknowledged District Justice of the Peace Prashant Kumar.
On the opposite hand, Alam claimed it was an “oversight” and that he would “fully cooperate with any lawful court docket cases” that will well come up out of the incident.
Alam is the son of behind Mohd Taslimuddin, a used Union minister who enjoyed tremendous following within the Kosi Seemanchal space of Bihar, which had earned him the epithet “Seemanchal Gandhi”.
Alam has represented Jokihat, a seat formerly represented by his father, four cases — twice on the RJD’s tag and as time and again for the JD(U).
In a by-election held two years within the past following the demise of Taslimuddin who was the sitting RJD MP from Araria, Alam vacated his seat and stop the JD(U), returning to Lalu Prasad’s occasion and holding the Lok Sabha constituency on its tag.
His younger brother Shahnawaz Alam wrested Jokihat from the JD(U), contesting on an RJD tag, within the ensuing by-election held a couple of months later.
Alam lost Araria to BJP’s Pradeep Singh within the Traditional Elections final yr however the RJD retained its have confidence in him and named him as its candidate for the Assembly elections.
The younger brother, who was the sitting MLA, revolted and joined AIMIM headed by Asaduddin Owaisi, considered by the RJD as an irritant on account of his doable to decrease into Muslim votes.
Owaisi’s occasion fielded him from the seat on its tag. On the opposite hand, the voters in Jokihat if truth be told feel that blood would novel to be thicker than water and votes will most definitely be transferred in favour of whoever, among the many two brothers, stood a better chance of a hit since victory of the BJP is “dreaded the most” by individuals of the Muslim-dominated constituency.
Altogether nine candidates are within the fray from Jokihat where votes are being solid within the third and final segment of Assembly elections.