Faridabad, Haryana: Polling agent tried to influence at least ‘three lady voters’ inside the booth, said the Faridabad election office.
A polling agent in Haryana’s Faridabad booth is being accused for allegedly interfering and influencing lady voters (mid-age) as they cast their vote.
The polling agent was arrested on Sunday after his video went viral on social media.
Faridabad went to vote for 6th phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12.
“Prompt action taken. FIR lodged. Person behind bars. Observer enquired the matter personally and is satisfied that polling was never vitiated (sic),” the District Election Office in Faridabad tweeted after the Haryana election authority instructed them to take action.
The Election Commission on Monday confirmed the news of the agent, who has been arrested and a FIR has also been lodged against him.
The Faridabad election body “visited the booth at Asawati in Prithla constituency of 10, Faridabad and is satisfied that voting was never vitiated,” the EC told news agency ANI.
Voter turnout for Faridabad was recorded 64.46%. In this constituency, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar is contesting against Congress’s Avtar Singh Bhadana and INLD’s Mahender Chauhan for the seat.
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