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180 poll violations reported in Jharkhand

Posted on Mar 28 2014 | IANS

Ranchi, March 28 : As many as 180 cases of poll violations have been reported in Jharkhand, an official said Friday.

"A total 180 cases of poll violations have been reported till now and 167 FIRs have been lodged for breaking the model code of conduct. The Bharatiya Janata Party tops with 47 FIRs followed by the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (30), the All Jharkhand Students Union (29), the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (22) and the Congress (14)," said a press statement of the Election Commission. The remaining 25 FIRs are against other parties.

Thousands of litres of beer, country and foreign made liquor have been seized from different parts of the state.

After the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule, 428 people with criminal records have been arrested.

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