General Elections 2014: Repolling underway in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:36

Zee Media Bureau

Lucknow: Repolling is underway on Monday at six polling stations of Agra, Firozabad and Etawah Lok Sabha constituencies as the Election Commission (EC) received complaints about booth capturing and intimidation during the election.

According to a report, more than 32 percent voting has been recorded in the first four hours.

Several complaints were sent to the poll panel about bogus voting and booth capturing during the election held on Thursday, especially in the belt of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Following the complaints, the EC sent observers to asses the situation in the constituencies.

The EC observers, in their report, confirmed about illegal means of voting at booth no 160, 161 and another polling booth in Sirsaganj Legislative Assembly of Firozabad from where Akshay Yadav, the nephew of the SP chief, is contesting the election.

Repoll was also recommended for booth no 10, 14 in Dibiyapur Assembly segment in Etawah, the native place of the SP chief.

Officials also said the fact that these incidents, including an earlier one, where repoll was held at some booths after the second phase of election in Rampur Lok Sabha constituency, the stronghold of another SP minister Azam Khan, "has put the SP in bad light".
Opposition parties has accused the ruling SP of indulging in such illegal means.

(With IANS inputs)



First Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:01

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