Thane, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

A demand has been made to order repoll in a booth in Majiwada where only five persons were allowed to vote and others were turned back stating that their names did not appear in the electrol rolls, alleged Mr Ashok Pohekar the election agent of NCP Nominee and sitting MP Sanjeev Naik.

Talking to newspersons here today, Mr Pohekar said he had already made a demand in this regard to the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Officer of the state to order repoll in this booth.

In a memorandum submitted to them, copies of which were circulated to the media here, he said till recently and for the last two polls, there were two polling booths, 338-A and 341-A in the Chandresh Lodha school.

However, the two have been combined and only one polling booth was made available with number 338-A and the booth was shifted to the Gramin Sikhshan Sansta at Majiwada he said.

He said he had brought this to the notice of the poll officials who refused to reconsider the location. He said that as against the total number of voters of around 1200 to 1300, only five have been allowed to vote.

This is done deliberately which needs a total probe and a repoll needs to be ordered in the booth, he demanded to the election commission.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)