A BJP candidate,who lost the recently held MCD elections by a margin of 258 votes,has moved a city court alleging corrupt practices in the conduct of polls in her ward. Bimla Tyagi has also sought a re-election.
Tyagi,who had contested the MCD election from Ward 7 (Burari) on a BJP ticket,moved the court of Additional District Judge Seema Maini alleging that malpractices were adopted in the election to sway the result in favour of her rival,Congress candidate Aman Tyagi.
The petitioner (Bimla Tyagi) has every apprehension that the returning officer (RO) has worked in connivance with the Congress candidate and due to bias and arbitrary act of the RO,the petitioner lost her election with a slight margin of 258 votes, Tyagis counsel told the court.
In her petition,Tyagi alleged that the returning officer had improperly accepted the nomination of the Congress candidate though she had submitted wrong information in the affidavit about movable and immovable assets of her spouse.
Had her papers been scrutinised properly,she may have been disqualified from contesting the election, the petitioner said.
Tyagi alleged that many voters of Darshan Vihar,an area under Ward 7,were compelled to cast their votes in Ward 6 even as their voter slips showed them as voters of Ward 7.
She also claimed that as per media reports on the day of counting of votes,she was ahead of the Congress candidate. But in the last round of counting,the returning officer stopped the counting for snacks and when the counting resumed,the RO declared the Congress candidate as the winner, the petition said.