Polling Officer Told Voters In A Muslim Dominated Area In Jaipur To Vote For BJP: Report
Many individuals in the area complained that their names were missing from the voters' list, the report added.
The voters in a Muslim-dominated area in Jaipur were asked by a polling booth official to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), according to a Times of India report.
While some voters complained that their names were missing from the voters’ list, others even suggested that the VVPATs were not functioning in the particular polling booth in Adarsh Nagar, near the Sanganeri Gate. Further, when the reporter interacted with the people, he received one shocking complain that a bearded person, sporting red tilak was asking them to press the first button and cast their votes for BJP candidate Ashok Parnami.
When he went to inquire, SHO Raj Kumar Sharma asked, “How did you enter?” Then, he showed him his accredited pass and questioned how he can allow a polling officer to continue with his duty if he was influencing the voters. Later, the reporter was taken out of the polling booth.
Adarsh Nagar Returning Officer Indrajeet Singh confirmed that the polling official was removed from duty, the report added.