Cong demands repoll in Jhalawar LS seat | Latest News India - Hindustan Times

Cong demands repoll in Jhalawar LS seat

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Jaipur
May 12, 2004 05:02 PM IST

Alleging large-scale booth capturing, the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress has demanded repolling at the Jhalawar LS seat.

Alleging large-scale booth capturing and casting of false votes by BJP supporters, the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress on Tuesday urged the Election Commission that repolling be ordered in the entire Jhalawar Lok Sabha seat, from where Dushyant Singh, son of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is in the fray.

HT Image
HT Image

Thirteen presiding officers of the constituency have informed in writing about "booth capturing and manhandling by BJP workers during the May 5 polls, but the EC ordered repoll only at 13 polling stations on May 7," said BD Kalla, leader of opposition in the assembly said in Jaipur.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Owning the moral responsibility for her son's "electoral bungling" Raje should resign, Kalla demanded.

The additional superintendent of police and additional district magistrate were also attacked by the BJP workers at Manoharthana Assembly segment when the police party went to seize a jeep used for booth capturing, Kalla alleged.

FIR was registered against BJP MLA Jagannath Verma and four others by the Jhalawar police, he said.

Kalla, accompanied by Congress candidate Sanjay Gurjar, who contested against Dushyant, said the chief minister was a blind spectator to the incidents.

Kalla met state chief electoral officer Lalit Kothari and submitting all memoranda given earlier to the district returning officer, demanded immediate action against the BJP candidate.

He said a delegation of the PCC would soon meet the Chief Election Commissioner and apprise him of the matter.

Unveiling 'Elections 2024: The Big Picture', a fresh segment in HT's talk show 'The Interview with Kumkum Chadha', where leaders across the political spectrum discuss the upcoming general elections. Watch Now!

Get Current Updates on India News, PM Narendra Modi Live Updates along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world
Share this article
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On