BJP cries foul as EC raids party office in Varanasi

May 11, 2014 05:01 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 06:52 pm IST - Varanasi

Varanasi witnessed high drama on Sunday after an Election Commission team, led by central expenditure observer Srinivasan, raided the Bharatiya Janata Party’s office here only to later return the 2,000 T-shirts, 5,000 pamphlets and badges it had seized.

Special observer Praveen Kumar claimed that the confiscated material was not meant for distribution on polling day.

An angry BJP staged a protest against the EC and claimed the raid was part of a conspiracy against its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

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