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JD (U) flays Narendra Modi for questioning Election Commission

Monday, 5 May 2014 - 5:07pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI

JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday criticised Narendra Modi for questioning the Election Commission and said such posturing reflected his sense of defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

"Jameen par aay gaye (now he has come on ground)," Yadav said while referring to Modi's allegation that the EC had failed to check "rigging and violence" in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh.

"When people get the sense of defeat they start talking about irregularities in the game," he told reporters here.

Lauding EC for conducting free and fair polls for which it has drawn appreciation from across the world, he said those challenging EC were in fact "innocent" and "out to destroy its credibility".

On RJD President Lalu Prasad entering into verbal duel with officials over checking of vehicle of Rabri Devi, he said it was another example of showing disrespect to the EC.

"Even my vehicle were checked and two cases of poll code violation filed against me, but I never pointed fingers on EC," he said.

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