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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

Rahul Gandhi hears 'har har Modi' slogan on Amethi turf

Umesh Raghuvanshi, Hindustan Times  Amethi, May 07, 2014
First Published: 12:11 IST(7/5/2014) | Last Updated: 20:45 IST(7/5/2014)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is in Amethi to supervise polling and going from one polling station to another, encountering some tough breaks on the Congress turf.

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During his visit to one polling booth in a school at Phoola village, Rahul noticed lotus drawn on a black board. Pointing toward the drawing, he said it was the BJP symbol and they had done it.

At a polling station some BJP workers raised the “har har Modi” slogan when he left the venue.

Amethi is one of the most keenly watched constituencies in this phase. The BJP’s Smirti Irani and AAP’s Kumar Vishwas have mounted a spirited challenge.

Amid brisk voting, the turnout reached 27.80% at 11am.

Earlier in the day, Vishwas accused Congress workers of indulging in booth capturing to save the prestigious seat, won by Rahul in 2004 and 2009.

"Booth capturing is going on at booth number 42 of Mehmoodpur...," Vishwas alleged on Twitter.

In another tweet, he alleged that information about booth capturing, fake voting and intimidation of workers was coming from various places, but the observers and district administration were not taking any action on complaints being sent through phone, email and SMSes.

District magistrate Jagat Raj Tripathi, however, dismissed the charges. "No such complaint has been found correct. Polling is going on smoothly," he said.


Rahul Gandhi visits polling booths in Amethi, interacts with people

(With inputs from PTI)


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