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AAP to scout city slums for vote-luring theatrics

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 12:46pm IST Updated: Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 12:46pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Pune: Candidates and their party workers intending to lure voters secretively in the city’s slum areas with money and freebies as their LS election campaign strategy, have to be wary about Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) plan to bug these areas with surveillance cameras. 
AAP’s intent behind the plan is to catch video footage, if any party workers try to lure voters by offering cash, booze, freebies or any illegal activities and violating election code of conduct. 
It is informed that over 1,500 AAP volunteers are undergoing special training for their secretive plan of playing watchdog in city slums. Similar exercise was carried by AAP during the recent Delhi assembly election.
Talking to dna, Deepak Tawri, AAP coordinator for this crusade said, “Candidates or its members try to lure voters distributing money, grocery items, garments, non-vegetarian food, booze and money. At present our volunteers are getting tip offs on various habitual methods used for luring poor voters. We have already identified the slum areas for our surveillance cameras.” 
He said that these activities are carried out secretively during the night time or at a resident party workers house. 
Strategist from AAP’s Pune district committee of social media, Divyang Baldota, said, “We are educating the voters not to fall for such election allurements and cast their votes rightly. If our cameras catch such illegal activities being carried out, we will be reporting it to the election commission.” He said that during the Delhi assembly election, they had complaint to the EC about a catch of over 8000 litres of booze. 

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