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Booth captured by Samajwadi Party workers during polls, alleges VK Singh

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 11:45pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: PTI
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Former Army chief and BJP candidate Gen V K Singh today accused some Samajwadi Party workers of booth capturing and alleged irregularities just after voting came to an end in Ghaziabad.

He alleged that polling booth numbers 469, 470 and 471 were captured by the workers of SP for an hour in Noorpur village of the district.

"During the capturing of booths, the goons threw out voters out of the booth and captured the booth," alleged Singh while addressing a press conference here.

The BJP candidate from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat also said that when he raised the issue of 2.5 lakh bogus voters to the poll officials they did not pay any heed.

Singh also alleged that 60,000 voters were not allowed to cast their votes by the officials of UP Election Commission, despite them having valid voter cards.

He claimed that by Supreme Court ruling army men can caste votes from the location where they are deployed in the country but "intentionally" 3000 army men posted at Hindon Airbase station were not allowed to caste their votes due to 'legal and administrative' glitches.

On the other hand, BSP candidate Mukuk Upadhyay also alleged that there were irregularities in Pilakhua area on booth number 120.

Upadhyay earlier had complained to Election Commission against two DSPs, ADM, Tehsildar along with four police stations officers of Ghaziabad, demanding their early transfers.

Upadhyay alleged in his complaint that these officers, who belong to a particular cast, can influence voters and make them cast their votes in favor of Samajwadi Party.

Ghaziabad District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao, however, rejected these allegations calling them "baseless".




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