The Congress has filed an FIR against Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton for allegedly violating the model code of conduct during the April 11 Lok Sabha poll in the state.
The party has demanded re-polling at Riphyim Polling Station in Patton’s home constituency — 37-Tyui in Wokha district.
“The FIR against Patton is for serious violation of model code of conduct by entering the polling station wearing a political party’s scarf, and criminal conduct of impersonation and forgery by indulging in proxy voting,” a Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee release said.
The complaint has been filed at Wokha Police Station on Tuesday.
Congress’s demand for re-polling, however, was not accepted for recommendation to the Election Commission by Returning Officer M Patton, who said, “No discrepancies were observed after going through the report of the presiding officer and sector magistrate.”