Uttar Pradesh: Badaun Final Tally Shows 8,000 More Votes Than Polled, Alleges SP Candidate
In the tight race, SP’s Dharmendra Yadav received 45.6% of votes and BJP’s Sanghmitra Maurya got 47.3%.
Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav has lodged a complaint against the poll result of Badaun Lok Sabha seat, Uttar Pradesh. He has alleged that during the final vote count, around 8,000 extra votes were taken into account.
Navjivan India reported that Yadav has submitted a written complaint along with the required evidence to the district administration, asking for an explanation. If he is not satisfied by the explanation, the SP leader might challenge the Badau vote result in court, the report says.
Yadav told the media, “My objection is about the vote count at Bilsi vidhan sabha seat. After voting was completed, the records that I was given showed a total of 1,88,248 votes were polled there. Bilsi recorded the least votes. However, After the last round of vote count, it said 1,96,110 votes were polled Bilsi . Hence, around 8,000 extra votes were added here by the final vote count.”
It was a neck and neck contest between SP’s Dharmendra Yadav and BJP’s Sanghmitra Maurya with the former receiving 45.6% of votes while the latter got 47.3% votes.