Takam Pario turns the table on Bamang Taj, demands repoll at Rakso & Balo polling stations
ITANAGAR: Takam Pario , the INC candidate for 18-Palin Assembly constituency candidate has refuted all the allegations levelled by JD (U) candidate Bamang Taj of involving money and using man and gun power during the election process on Sunday.
Pario also demanded repoll at Rakso and Balo polling stations under 18-Palin (ST) Assembly constituency and suspension of DC Kra –Daadi for his failure to control the law-and-order situation and nepotism by not providing an actual report during scrutiny.
Addressing media persons at Arunachal Press Club here, Pario said that many genuine voters were deprived of voting at Rakso. He alleged that the incidents of vote capturing, illegal means to disrupt voting process and use of guns, petrol bomb was on the voting day was ignited by the JD (U) candidate on April 11 and repeatedly on the repoll on April 27.
“To my surprise all these incidents were supported by the district Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, the Returning Officer and the Sector Magistrate. We can witness the act of partiality by the district administration due to which many of the voters were deprived to vote on the repoll day,” he alleged.
Pario also questioned the Returning Officer (RO) for not submitting the report of the Presiding Officer of Rakso and Sector Magistrate of Balo polling station to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) which are substantial documents on various anomalies.
“If the RO would have submitted the reports of the officers on the very next day after the repoll on April 28, there would have been an obvious call for repoll,” he said.
He also alleged that most of the voters who had cast their votes were brought from Kamle district, Lower Subansiri district, Ziro II area, Gangte and Chambang circle on the day of repoll at Rakso polling station.
Clarifying on the allegations levelled by the JD (U) candidate, Pario said, “I never used money power nor did I use man and gun power in the election. I have been the MLA of this constituency with an approach of free and fair means of election in the past ten years,” he said.
On the other hand, Pario alleged the JD (U) candidate of misusing manpower in booth capturing at Rakso polling station. He said vote capturing, illegal means to disrupt voting process and use of guns, petrol bomb were resorted to by the JD (U) candidate on April 11 and repeatedly on the repoll held on April 27.
Earlier on last Saturday the deprived voters of Rakso also had staged dharna near Nirvachan Bhawan, Itanagar demanding repoll at Rakso polling station alleging that around 160 voters were deprived the opportunity to cast their votes.
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