Imphal April 19,
CPI candidate in the Inner Manipur Parliamentary Constituency, Dr. M. Nara today lodged compliant to ECI through the Returning Officer for conducting fresh re-poll in around 30 polling stations of the Inner Manipur PC.
The CPI candidate has been alleging booth capturing and malpractices being carried out during voting at various places mainly in the constituencies belonging to the ministers of the present government.
Speaking to media persons at Irawat Bhavan today, Nara said they have found that massive malpractices were done in the four assembly constituencies namely Andro, Heingang, Thongju, Keirao and also added that they have found evidence regarding it.
He said that he had lodged complaint to the Returning Officer to re-poll 13 polling stations of Andro, 7 polling stations at Heingang, 1 polling station at Thongju and 3 polling stations at Keirao.
Nara alleged that at polling station No. 7/39 in Andro assembly constituency, two persons voted for the whole voters, he said that documents regarding it have been submitted to the authority. He added that such practice is a criminal act.
He said that all the reports of malpractices and manipulations were confirmed seeing the details of form 17-A.
He further added that in Heingang assembly constituency, which belongs to the Chief Minister, Voter turnout is recorded 91.3 percent which is unbelievable where voters turnout is quite low for the Lok Sabha election for the whole of India.
Nara said that the complaint he lodged is not about for getting the lost vote but also to draw the attention of the ECI on how the beauty of democracy is being maligned. He further said that the government who rule doesn’t practiced democracy and demanded justice for protection of the sanctity of democracy.
He asked, “What harm is for the ruling party if voting was done democratically voting their own choices”.
He said that the attitude of doing wrong things by the people who claim to do welfare for the public should be stopped.
He finally urged for re-poll in the said polling stations.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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