Case Filed Against CM Nitish Kumar, 13 Others In Muzaffarpur Civil Court

A social worker filed a case against 14 persons, including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at a Muzaffarpur civil court over discrepancies in the voters’ list for the Panchayat elections in Chaki Sohagpur

Raghav N

February 25, 2021

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is amongst the 14 persons named in a case filed at a Mazaffarpur civil court by social worker Chandan Kumar Sahni over concerns of the panchayat elections in the state’s Chaki Sohagpur district. According to lawyer Jaichandra Prakash Sahni, the complainant has highlighted discrepancies in the electoral document that has listed the names of people from another panchayat as voters. The case is up for hearing on 4 March. Apart from the CM, the district magistrate and some zila parishad officials have also been named by Sahni. Chaki Sohagpur is a small village in the Paroo block of the Muzaffarpur district.

The Bihar panchayat polls are tentatively scheduled for mid-March this year and will be conducted in nine to ten phases till May. The State Election Commission (SEC) will disclose the finer details on this. Multi-post electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used for the first time in these rural polls in the state, subject to the state government’s approval to the SEC. Others like Kerala, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have been using this medium for their panchayat elections for some years now.

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