The Lok Janshakti Party wrote to the Election Commission on Thursday raising concerns over poor security arrangements for the Kalyanpur (SC) by-election scheduled on February 24.

“The Bihar Government has made the election a prestige issue and is conspiring to spread fear among the people. The election code of conduct for free and fair elections is being violated. With a view to taking control of the election process, the security deployment in the constituency is extremely poor,” a letter from party leader R. S. Kushwaha said.