27th May 2024 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, May 27: Party workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party MLA candidate Talem Taboh, on Monday, said that the allegations of booth capturing at 22 - Molom polling station, as alleged by the opposition National People’s Party election agent, Karmur Jerang is baseless and without any evidence.
Addressing the media at the press club here today, BJP polling agent, Habu Tali, said that, on the first day of voting at the polling station on April 19, out of total 453 voters, total vote cast was 400. Following the order from ECI for repoll on April 24, out of the total, 399 people voted. 
He said, if there was any act of booth capturing on the day, why would someone leave the remaining votes. Rather, it was the opposition party workers who tried to disrupt the election process on the day by walking out of the polling station and also creating a road blockade.    
“So, the allegations of booth capturing and casting multiple votes by BJP candidate Talem Taboh is entirely baseless. Rather, he (Talem Taboh) is committed to a clean and fair campaign, rooted in the principles of transparency and integrity,” he added.
Welcoming any kind of investigation into the allegations, he challenged the NPP election agent to provide concrete evidence to support the claims.
Apor Nyita, the district BJP Mandal General Secretary, asserted that the allegation made by NPP agents of halting the Kaying township road development by the MLA is a completely false accusation. The work has been started and even a committee has been formed for the said project.
He urged the NPP workers  not to make such false allegations.
He said that the opposition is making false allegations as they are well aware that they are going to lose the election.
On May 25, during a press briefing, NPP election agent K Jerang alleged the involvement of the BJP candidate in booth capturing at the polling station, on April 19.
Also, the NPP demanded disqualification of the candidate and demanded his arrest for violating Section 134A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and Articles 324 and 326 of the Indian Constitution.
Earlier, the election commission of India (ECI) had issued an order for repoll in eight polling stations of the state following reports of EVM being damaged and violence during the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on April 19.
Accordingly, repoll was conducted on April 24.
Among the eight polling stations, repoll was also conducted at Molom polling station under 32-Rumgong assembly constituency.
The ruling BJP has already won 10 assembly seats unopposed.
The votes will be counted and results will be declared on June 2, 2024.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
Phone: 0360-2212313

<< Back to News List