The BJP advertisement questioning the 'silence' of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over 'repeated insult' to revered cow by his 'friends' everyday appeared in vernacular newspapers in Kisanganj, Saharsa and other areas that will witness voting tomorrow in the fifth and final round of assembly election.

The BJP ad asked CM to 'stop politics of vote bank and answer if he agrees with statements of his friends on beef'. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshamanan told reporters the EC would seek report from the District Magistrates where such advertisements have come up in newspapers to verify if there was any violation of Election Code.

The advertisement cited purported statements of RJD president Lalu Prasad, his party vice president Raghubansh Prasad Singh and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah on beef and sought answer from Nitish Kumar.

The advertisement quotes Lalu Prasad's comment regarding 'Hindu also eats beef'. It quotes Raghubansh Prasad Singh's comment that "Its written in Vedas and Puranas that saints used to eat beef in ancient times."

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