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Amit Shah accuses Samajwadi Party workers of booth capturing; dismisses snooping scandal

Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 11:37am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah, at a press conference early today, accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) workers of booth capturing. 

Alleging cases of booth capturing in the ongoing Lok Sabha election the BJP leader has called for increased security measures in the remaining two phases of the elections. "For last two phases, there should be paramilitary troops, micro observers and cameras in all booths," he said. "The state police and administration might not be able to stop such incidents of booth capturing by SP men because of the influence of the ruling SP government and the deployment of central security forces in UP in the last two phases of polling on May 7 and May 12 is a must so that polling is not affected," he said.

The allegation were refuted by the SP leaders, who called it a sign of desperation. "Such allegations are sign that they are losing," said SP leader Ramgopal Yadav. "It's just frustration on their part," added another SP leader Gayatri Prajapati.

On the controversy surrounding the snooping scandal, Amit Shah said, "Instead of conducting probes in the massive scams, they are doing this," he said. He further dismissed the issue by adding, "Anyway, we have no problem."

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