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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Complaint against Haryana Minister for ‘intimidating’ voters

Congress’ Rohtak candidate Deepender Singh Hooda, accused Manish Grover, who is BJP’S Rohtak MLA, of intimidating voters by forcibly entering some polling booths.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 20, 2019 14:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Lok Sabha elections 2019,Haryana Minister,‘intimidating’ voters
Rohtak along with nine other parliamentary constituencies in Haryana went to polls in the sixth phase of polling on May 12.(ANI/Representative image)

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has written to the chief election commissioner seeking appropriate action against Haryana minister Manish Grover for allegedly intimidating voters in Rohtak on May 12, a charge which the BJP leader has vehemently denied.

Congress’ Rohtak candidate Deepender Singh Hooda, who is seeking re-election for a fourth term, Sunday accused Grover, who is BJP’S Rohtak MLA, of intimidating voters by forcibly entering some polling booths.

Rohtak along with nine other parliamentary constituencies in Haryana went to polls in the sixth phase of polling on May 12.

In his letter to the Chief Election Commissioner on May 13, Azad, who is Congress general secretary in-charge of Haryana, has sought appropriate action against Grover for “illegally sabotaging” the polling.

Azad wrote that a delegation of Congress leaders from Rohtak district had brought the matter to his notice.

“I was completely taken aback by the brazen misuse of muscle power by Manish Grover, the Haryana Minister, along with 50 goons and a history-sheeter namely Ramesh Lohar, in 10 cars who were carrying arms, two fake number plates, 15 cartridges of .32 bore entered polling booth no 142, 143, 145, 146, 149 and 150 Rohtak city...,” the letter stated.

First Published: May 15, 2019 16:38 IST

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