UP EC probing FIR against BJP UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Feb. 25(ANI): Deputy Election Officer Mahendra Kumar on Saturday said that the Election Commission is investigating a case registered against Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya. "We are investigating the issue whether voting slip is being distributed or not . On the day of voting Keshav Prasad Maurya voted with party symbol. Orders are given to investigate the issue," he said. Maurya landed himself in trouble for displaying the party's poll symbol 'lotus' at the time of exercising his franchise at a booth in Allahabad. According to reports, Maurya was wearing a 'lotus' printed jacket when he arrived at the booth to cast his vote. The leader proceeded to the EVM machine wearing the same jacket and exercised his franchise. When the matter was brought to the administration's notice, Allahabad DM Sanjay Kumar ordered a Magistrate level enquiry and sought a detailed report.(ANI)