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. Also Read - Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Pays Last Respects to Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
The party has demanded re-polling at Riphyim Polling Station in Patton’s home constituency — 37-Tyui in Wokha district. Also Read - Congress Leader Ahmed Patel's Last Rites To Be Held At His Native Village In Gujarat's Bharuch
“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. Also Read - With Ahmed Patel And Tarun Gogoi, Congress Loses Two Stalwarts in a Week
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.”