Lok Sabha polls 2014: Akhilesh, Mulayam sticker found on laptop in polling booth; Cong, BJP object

Samajwadi Party was in the midst of a controversy on Monday after a sticker of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Padesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was found in a polling booth in Chandauli.

Last Updated: May 12, 2014, 11:59 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) was in the midst of a controversy on Monday after a sticker of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Padesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was found in a polling booth in Chandauli.

The sticker with the pictures of the two SP leaders was found on a laptop kept in the polling booth in UP where voting is taking place in the final phase of elections for 18 Lok Sabha seats.

Chief Electoral Officer, Umesha Sinha, said that the District Magistrate has been informed about the incident and required action will be taken.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it is a serious matter and action should be taken against the guilty.

Talking about the incident, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that the poll panel will probe the incident and action will be taken if an attempt to influence voters was made.

Over three crore people are eligible to vote for the ninth phase of elections in around 31,000 polling booths.
While SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is contesting from Azamgarh, Quami Ekta Dal leader Mukhtar Ansari is in the fray from Ghosi and Congress has fielded Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan from Jaunpur.