New Delhi: As the polling began in the first phase of Bihar assembly elections, BJP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Rahul Gandhi, alleging  that he appealed to vote for Mahagathbandhan while extending his wishes to voters who are voting in the first phase. The tweet was posted well after polling had begun for the first of the three phases.

Rahul in a tweet on Wednesday morning had sought votes in the name of justice, employment, farmers and labourers.

He followed it up with another line, extending 'best wishes' to voters from the regions going to polls in phase 1.

The BJP in a letter has brought this to the notice of the Bihar chief electoral officer, and sought action against Rahul Gandhi for alleged violation of model code of conduct.

Meanwhile, Bihar Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar on Wednesday wore a mask bearing his party's symbol as he went to cast his vote. The Election Commission has asked Gaya DM to lodge FIR against Prem Kumar for violation of model code of conduct.

As per the Election Commission of India, Section 130 of the Representation of the People Act, 1g51 inter-alia provides that no person shall canvass for votes or exhibit any notice or signs relating to the election within the polling station on the day of poll. The EC also states that wearables like caps, shawl etc with political party's name, symbol or slogan are not allowed inside the polling stations on the poll day. This is applicable on counting day as well.