West Bengal: Trinamool Leader Reportedly Casts Vote on Behalf of Multiple Elderly Voters (Video)
The EC has suspended the presiding officer at the booth.
A Trinamool leader was seen escorting a senior citizen to the EVM, and allegedly pressing the button on her behalf in the Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency, West Bengal.
In a video now going viral, Trinamool leader Maharaja Nag can be seen helping an elderly woman walk to the screened off area that houses the EVM. Then, it appears that Nag operates the EVM himself before turning the woman around.
Firstpost reported that Nag pressed the button for multiple voters.
#LokSabhaElections2019 | #TMC leader Maharaja Nag was seen pressing the #EVM button for multiple voters at booth number 110 in Naskarpur village of #Hooghly district. Follow LIVE updates here: https://t.co/dfiIkyitJf pic.twitter.com/6W8j4Jmt97
— Firstpost (@firstpost) May 6, 2019
India Today reported that the EC removed the presiding officer of booth No. 110 of Naskarpur village in Tarakeshwar, Hooghly district after the alleged incident.
Trinamool candidate Aparupa Poddar is contesting against CPI(M)’s Sakti Mohan Malik and BJP’s Tapan Ray for the Arambagh Lok Sabha constituency.