Yakutpura: Activists of MIM and MBT clashed over rumours of rigging in Yakutpura constituency, but timely intervention of the police helped quell any untoward incident. MIM youth leader Yasser Arafat and MBT leader Amjedullah Khan came face to face and started arguing over the issue of alleged rigging in the constituency. Meanwhile, the police intervened and tried to avert brawl between the two. MBT leader alleged that MIM workers were seen distributing money and using ink remover within 100 meters of four polling stations and that the officials were not doing anything.
MIM, MBT leaders spar over rigging
“Inspector of Bhawani Nagar was sleeping, even as violations were taking place. MIM workers attacked and locked MBT workers inside four polling stations in Imam Bakhs Memorial High School, Rein Bazar, when they objected to bogus voting. The MIM candidate himself was seen travelling with party flag and party symbol, which is gross violation of the Election Commission’s orders. I made complains to the police number of times, but no action has been taken to remove party flag and symbol of candidate on car,” he said. Meanwhile, MIM candidate Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri refuted that the party was involved in this kind of activity. “They (MBT agents) are trying to stop people from voting, and public complained to the police officials, who are taking necessary action,” he said.
While the BJP candidate Syeda Shahzadi from Chandrayangutta got furious against the bogus votes. She protested in front of a polling booth, where scores of voters stood, as they were allegedly listed out in Rakshapuram division under Chandrayangutta constituency. “Many people were agitated, as their names went missing from the voter lists. They protested over the issue in front of polling station in Rakshapuram. They expressed anger over deletion of their names from the electoral list,” said Shahzadi .