BJP seeks repoll in multiple booths in Bengal's Diamond Harbour LS seat

In letter to chief electoral officer, BJP leader Shishir Bajoria alleges malpractices were carried out during the voting process

Representative image (photo: Getty Images)
Representative image (photo: Getty Images)


The BJP has sought repoll at several booths in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, alleging that malpractices were carried out during the voting process on 1 June, Saturday.

In a letter to the West Bengal chief electoral officer (CEO) on June 1, Shishir Bajoria, in charge of media relations and state executive of BJP4Bengal, said booth agents of the saffron party were driven out, CCTV cameras were found facing in directions other than the polling cubicle and voters were prevented from reaching booths.

"On behalf of Abhijit Das (Bobby), candidate of BJP of the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, we request you to grant repolling in several booths", the letter said.

Repoll was sought in booths in the assembly segments of Budge Budge, Falta, Maheshtala, Diamond Harbour, Bishnupur, Satgachia and Metiabruz.

Sitting TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee was seeking reelection from Diamond Harbour.

A voter turnout of 73.79 per cent was recorded in nine Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal that went to polls in the seventh and final phase on Saturday.

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