Sunday, February 19, 2017
MANIPULATION IN B’NGIR VOTE COUNTING ALLEGED Sunday, 19 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 1
MANIPULATION IN B’NGIR VOTE COUNTING ALLEGED
Sunday, 19 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Even though the results of Zilla Parisad candidates have not been announced officially, the Congress, going by unofficial announcement of results, alleged that its candidate lost the Zone 23 seat in Balangir district due to manipulation of the official machinery.
Congress ZP election coordinator for Balangir and Subarnapur districts Samarendra Mishra made this allegation at a Press conference here on Saturda.
“Election to Zone 23 was held yesterday. The Congress candidate was ahead of others and won the seat. But astonishingly, we heard that the BJD candidate has won,” informed Mishra.
He alleged that officials were pressurised to manipulate the results and demanded a recounting of votes there.
Mishra informed that he has submitted avpetition to the State Election Commission and district administration in this regard.
“We were leading by180 votes. It is not understood what magic made the BJD candidate win by 56 votes,” wanted to know Saroj Ratha, the Congress candidate.