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Shahnawaz seeks re-poll

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Kishanganj (bihar)
May 08, 2004 08:26 PM IST

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain urged EC to order re-poll at 60 polling stations under Jokihat Assembly segment in Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency.

Accusing ruling RJD activists of indulging in large-scale booth capturing during the poll, Union Textile minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday urged the Election Commission to order re-poll at 60 polling stations under Jokihat Assembly segment in Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency.

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In a letter faxed to the Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishna Murthy, Hussain alleged that his RJD rival and Bihar Building Construction minister Taslimuddin and his son Sarfaraz Alam prevented BJP agents from reaching as many as 100 polling stations in Jokihat where polling was rigged.

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He claimed that he had "substantial evidence to prove that many electronic voting machines were taken to the house of Sarfaraz Alam and were kept there for whole night for recording illegal votes after which the EVMs reached the strong room in Kishanganj a day after the May 5 polling".

When contacted, Taslimuddin and his son described the allegations as false and concocted and accused Hussain and his henchmen of booth grabbing.

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