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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah.IANS

An FIR was lodged against BJP president Amit Shah and RJD chief Lalu Prssad on Tuesday for allegedly making inflammatory statements during campaigning for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

An FIR was lodged against Shah for terming Lalu Prasad, the former Bihar chief minister, as "chara chor" while campaigning in Begusarai, a district police official said.

In another case, an FIR was lodged against Lalu Prasad, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, for describing Amit Shah as "narbhakhchi" (maneater).

Patna senior superintendent of police Vikash Vaibhab said an FIR was lodged against Lalu Prsad in Sachivalya police station under section 177(C) 2(B)/177(F)/188 of the Indian Penal Code. It was lodged on the basis of magistrate's report.

Elections in Bihar to elect the 243-member house will be held in five stages between October 12 and November 5. Counting of votes will be taken up on November 8.