Assam Assembly Election 2021: 171 Votes casted at a Booth with only 90 Registered Voters

In the second phase of the Assam assembly elections, many strange things come to light. Earlier, there was ruckus after EVMs were found in the BJP leader’s car. After that, 171 votes were registered in a booth with only 90 voters. There has been a stir among the election officials after this. Meanwhile, EC has also suspended five officers.

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According to the information, there were major irregularities at a polling station in Dima Hasao district of Assam. There are only 90 voters registered at this polling booth. However, a total of 171 votes were cast during the second phase of voting.

An official said that this polling station is in Haflong assembly constituency. The second phase of polling concluded on April 1. There was around 74 percent voting during this phase. After this incident came to light, the District Election Officer suspended five election officials of the polling station. They have also proposed a re-polling at this polling booth.

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Officers suspended

This polling station was in 107 (A) of Khotlir LP School.After getting information about the mess here, the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Dima Hasao cum District Election Officer issued the suspension order on April 2. But the matter came to light on Monday (April 5).

Election Commission charged S. Lhangum (Sector Officer), Prahlad C. Roy (Presiding Officer), Parmeshwar Charangsa (First Voting Officer), Swaraj Kanti Das (Second Voting Officer) and L. Theek (Third Voting) on charges of negligence in work. Officer) suspended with immediate effect.

Village headman polled from his list

Officials said that there were only 90 names in the voter list at this polling station, but there were 171 votes in EVMs. An official said that the village head refused to accept the voter list and he brought his own list. After this, the people of the village voted according to the same list.

At the moment, it is not clear why the election officials accepted the demand of the village head. It is also being ascertained whether the security personnel were present at the booth or not. If they were then what was their role in this matter?