25th May 2024 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, May 25:  One Karmur Jerang, the election agent for the National People's Party (NPP) in the 32nd Rumgong (ST) Assembly constituency, has urged the Returning Officer to disqualify BJP MLA candidate Talem Taboh, accusing him of booth capturing.
In a formal representation submitted to the Returning Officer, Jerang called for Taboh's disqualification due to his alleged involvement in booth capturing at polling station no. 22 - Molom-Dere on April 19 last. He also demanded Taboh's immediate arrest for violating Section 134A of the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951, and Articles 324 and 326 of the Indian Constitution.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Jerang stated, "Talem Taboh has set a precedent by directly violating Section 135A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and Articles 324 and 326 of the Indian Constitution. He repeatedly captured the booth and cast multiple votes himself, despite attempts by the presiding officer to stop him at Polling Station No. 22 - Molom-Dere."
Jerang further explained that Kesang Penden Goiba, ADC/RO of the 32nd Rumgong constituency, was unable to manage the situation, which led to the emergency appointment of Pooza Sonam, EAC Incharge Kaying, as the RO Incharge. He insisted that the counting of votes for the 32nd Rumgong constituency be halted or postponed until the matter is resolved, describing Taboh as a "murderer of Indian democracy."
Jerang also claimed that the entire incident was captured on camera and featured in the "Live Web Casting," and footage was observed by General Observer Supreet Singh Gulati, District Election Officer, and the Returning Officer of the 32nd Rumgong (ST) Assembly Constituency. He added that CCTV footage clearly shows Taboh casting multiple votes. The General Observer also interrogated the presiding officer, who confirmed that despite his efforts to control the situation, Taboh persisted in casting multiple votes.
“The presiding officer stated that he tried his best to intervene after Taboh cast his vote three times, but Taboh continued to cast votes repeatedly. This blatant act is a direct assault on the democratic process and cannot be overlooked,” stated Jerang.
The NPP has demanded stringent action against Talem Taboh to preserve the integrity of the electoral process. Jerang further stressed that immediate steps must be taken to address this issue, and the election results should be withheld until a thorough investigation is completed.

Kenter Joya Riba

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