Ashwini Choubey booked for violating election code

Ashwini Choubey booked for violating election code

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey was on Monday booked for violating the Model Code of Conduct by forcibly entering a public park here a couple of days ago in a cavalcade comprising more than a dozen vehicles and allegedly misbehaving with a government official who tried to stop him.

According to Superintendent of Police, Buxar, Upendra Nath Verma, an FIR was lodged at model police station of the district in connection with the incident that took place on Saturday night.




Choubey who is the Minister of State for Health besides being the local BJP MP and candidate for the ongoing elections had muscled his way through to enter the Kila Maidan where he was to address a public meeting.


Choubey was accompanied by district BJP president Rana Pratap Singh, who has been booked alongside the Union minister, and a large number of party supporters. The duo allegedly misbehaved with Sub Divisional Magistrate Krishna Kumar Upadhyay when he tried to stop them from entering Kila Maidan pointing out that the number of vehicles in the convoy was far in excess of permissible limits. Video of the episode had gone viral.

The duo has been booked under the Representation of People Act besides IPC sections relating to unlawful assembly, use of unparliamentary language and preventing a government servant from carrying out his duty, the SP said. Choubey is pitted against veteran RJD leader Jagadanand Singh in the constituency where polling would take place in the last phase of elections on May 19.