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BJP fears rigging in UP

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Lucknow
May 04, 2004 08:03 PM IST

BJP apprehended large scale booth capturing and rigging in next phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on 30 Lok Sabha seats.

BJP on Tuesday apprehended large scale booth capturing and rigging in the next phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow on 30 Lok Sabha seats and urged the Election Commission to take steps to ensure free and fair polls.

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"The EC has been apprised of the chances of rigging in tomorrow's polling and a request has been made to take necessary steps to check it," Union Agriculture Minister Rajnath Singh and senior party leader Kalraj Mishra told reporters here.

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Besides, the party cadres have also been directed to remain vigilant and get the election process videographed so that the party could present the evidence of rigging, if the need arises, the BJP leaders said.

The exit poll results of the last phase had unnerved the ruling Samajwadi Party and it could "stoop to any level" to tilt the balance in its favour, they alleged.

Singh requested the EC to countermand the elections in Ghazipur alleging it was rigged by SP workers and asked a team to be sent there to investigate the matter.

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