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CPI-ML prints `mock ballot papers', tells people to skip polls

india Updated: Apr 06, 2009 20:42 IST

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In a unique protest over rejection of nomination paper of its candidate for the Robertsganj reserved Lok Sabha seat, CPI-ML got `mock ballot papers' printed and is taking thumb impressions of locals in support of their call to boycott the coming elections.

"The party is unhappy over the rejection of the nomination of its candidate Jitendra Kol. He is one among the 13 candidates whose papers had been rejected because the administration says that their thumb impression was not taken on the paper in the presence of the concerned authority", party sources said in Sonebhadra on Monday.

The state secretary of the CPI-ML, Sunil Yadav said that the party has launched a "put tumb impression, save democracy" campaign for which parallel ballot papers have been printed to take the thumb impressions of some one lakh people in support of the poll boycott call.

These "mock ballot papers" would then be sent to the Election Commission to draw its attention over the wrong decision of the district officials in rejecting the nomination papers, Yadav said.

The party activists would fan out to villages to take the thumb impression of villagers besides starting the campaign from the district office of the party in Sonebhadra, Yadav added.