20th Apr 2019 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: The Indian National Congress (INC) MLA candidate, Tai Nikio for Nyapin Assembly constituency in Kurung Kumey district on Saturday alleged serious violation of election procedures at two polling stations and demanded for re-polling in the affected polling stations.
Speaking to presspersons here at Arunachal Press Club (APC), Nikio accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of booth capturing and instigating violence during the electioneering process under the constituency.
Informing that the video footage of the particular violent incident has been submitted to the chief electoral officer’s (CEO) office in Itanagar for action, Tai alleged that about 37 deceased votes were cast at Pating and Cheki village and 80 people were debarred from exercising their franchise.
He also alleged that concerned polling agents were not even allowed to enter the polling stations in Pating and Cheki villages and some of them were kidnapped and tortured.
He cited an incident wherein a polling agent was threatened of dire consequences, who later also filed a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Koloriang.
In connection with the incident, he informed that an FIR was also lodged in Sangram police station but no action has been initiated in the case.
Informing that under Nyobia circle in 6 polling stations no CCTV cameras were installed, Tai raised apprehension that there might be tampering of EVMs also.
He further said that he might knock the court’s door if the demand for re-polling is not met. He further denied that Congress supporters tried to manhandle former government spokesperson, Bamang Felix’s convoy.

Kenter Joya Riba

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