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Sushil Modi asks EC to take note of Lalu using social media for politics

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Friday asked the to take note of jailed who is being "politically active" through

He also asked whether any convicted person should be given the liberty of using smartphones, laptops and modern facilities like to render their conviction ineffective.

Sushil said the is using despite being disqualified from contesting elections following his convictions in fodder scam cases.

"has been disqualified from contesting elections following his convictions in four fodder scam cases. But despite this, if he has been politically active using social media, then the should itself take note," Sushil tweeted.

has been serving sentences in for more than a year on account of convictions in four fodder scam cases.

The (CEO) of categorically made it clear on Friday that the has not ordered any inquiry into the use of by Prasad.

"The commission has not ordered any such inquiry," Additional (ACEO) said when asked about that the ordered a probe into Prasad's use of social media.

The in a pinned tweet in December 2017 had said, "Dear friends! While in jail, My handle shall be operated by my office in consultation with family. I shall speak my mind through visitors. The fight to preserve the Constitution and protect the rights of vulnerable groups shall go on.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:55 IST
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