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After Smriti Irani`s complaint, EC asks Priyanka Gandhi`s PRO to leave Amethi

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 18:58

Zee Media Bureau/Biplob Ghosal

Amethi: The District Returning Officer on Wednesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra`s PRO Preeti Sahay to leave Amethi constituency after a war of words broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani and the PRO at a polling booth.

Smriti objected to Sahay`s presence in Amethi and had a heated argument with her, following which she left in a huff. Later, the Returning Officer asked Sahay to leave Amethi.
Amethi, considered to be a high profile constituency, is witnessing a high-pitched battle between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas.

In the last few days, Priyanka has been extensively campaigning for her brother Rahul.

Meanwhile, the AAP today complained to the EC Commission that several booths in Amethi in UP have been captured, but the poll panel found the charge to be unfounded after verification and said voting there was progressing peacefully.

The EC said AAP has also alleged rigging in 13 other booths in Amethi but sector magistrates who visited the booths found that no untoward incidents have taken place.

AAP has also alleged that Congress candidate Rahul Gandhi is moving in Amethi in a cavalcade.

Amethi is among the 15 seats in Uttar Pradesh which went to polls today.

First Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 13:59
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