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DM acted in arbitrary manner: Mulayam

Faced with a complaint of having threatened an Uttar Pradesh woman poll officer, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday alleged that the Mainpuri District Magistrate Ministhy S had exceeded her jurisdiction and acted in an arbitrary manner.

lucknow Updated: Mar 26, 2009 16:20 IST

Faced with a complaint of having threatened an Uttar Pradesh woman poll officer, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday alleged that the Mainpuri District Magistrate Ministhy S had exceeded her jurisdiction and acted in an arbitrary manner.

"The District Magistrate had been going about stating that she would recommend a re-poll in all the polling booths recording 70 per cent or more polling in Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency in the coming elections," Yadav alleged in Lucknow and asked how can a district magistrate declare polling as invalid if 90 per cent voters exercise their franchise.

"How can a District Magistrate act in such an arbitrary manner? I will approach the Election Commission on this issue," the Samajwadi Party supremo said.

Taking note of Mulayam's controversial remarks against the District Magistrate at a meeting in Mainpuri, the UP electoral officer has forwarded a report along with the CD containing the footage to the Election Commission.

Yadav had warned that he would register a complaint with the EC against the DM whom he accused of losing her sense of proportion and not being able to differentiate between a criminal and a common man.

An angry Yadav had also suggested that she should get her "head checked" and asked her to mend ways within a week.