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'Fake voting taking place under burqas': BJP Muzaffarnagar candidate

"Faces of women in burqas are not being checked and I allege that fake voting is being done. If not looked into, I will demand a re-poll," after casting vote Balyan told media outside a polling booth.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 11 April 2019 5:20 AM GMT

Fake voting taking place under burqas: BJP Muzaffarnagar candidate
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Muzaffarnagar: Just a few hours after polling began, Union Minister and Muzaffarnagar BJP candidate Dr Sanjeev Balyan alleged "fake" voting in his constituency.

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"Faces of women in burqas are not being checked and I allege that fake voting is being done. If not looked into, I will demand a re-poll," after casting vote Balyan told media outside a polling booth.

There have been reports of delay in polling at several places due to glitches in electronic voting machines (EVMs).

The single largest Opposition party, Congress, has not fielded any candidate in Muzaffarnagar for the 2019 general elections; the constituency comes as one of the seven seats that is left for the alliance by the Opposition party flashing a "no entry" sign.

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The eight seats of western Uttar Pradesh which goes to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections see the BJP facing a tough contest in all the seats due to the alliance of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal against it.

While all the 25 seats of Andhra Pradesh and entire 17 seats of Telangana will go for polling in the first phase, eight crucial seats of western Uttar Pradesh too will be covered on Thursday. These are Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida).

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The voting for seven phase Lok Sabha polls will conclude on May 19, while the counting will be held on May 23.

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