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EC orders inquiry into Chapra violence

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April 29, 2004 17:02 IST

The Election Commission on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the complaints of booth capturing in Chapra Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, where Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy is pitted against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Laloo Prasad Yadav.

A two-member team will conduct the inquiry, EC sources said.

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This follows appeals by the Bharatiya Janata Party to countermand the election in Chapra in view of large-scale violence and rigging allegedly by RJD activists.

The EC team comprising senior officials K J Rao and Ananth Kumar will also look into all other complaints, the sources said.

The team is likely to leave for Chapra on Saturday.

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