Deputy Collector of Amethi transferred amid complaints of bias

SDM Narendra Singh has been replaced on the order of EC.

A Deputy Collector in high profile Amethi constituency, which will go to polls on Wednesday, was transferred by the Election Commission on Tuesday following complaints of bias.

SDM Narendra Singh of Tiloi assembly segment has been replaced by Anil Kumar Singh on the instruction of Election Commission, said a top district official.

Anil Kumar Singh was earlier posted as Sub-divisional Magistrate in state capital Lucknow.

Amethi is witnessing a high-voltage contest among Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP’s Smriti Irani and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas.

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had on Monday addressed a rally in the Gandhi bastion, while Rahul’s sister Priyanka had extensively campaigned here.