In Varanasi, AAP to arm volunteers with spy cameras

Claiming that there was fear of booth capturing and rigging when Varanasi goes to polls on May 12, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to arm its booth-level volunteers with spy cameras to capture any such activity and report the violations to the Election Commission. It has also decided to set up a helpline, which people can call to lodge complaints if they find anyone trying to influence voters by offering them money or liquor.

In a statement issued in Varanasi, the AAP said nearly 250 spy cameras have been bought and will be given to booth-level volunteers.

They will also be given the numbers of the EC officials so information about rigging or booth capturing is immediately reported.

The volunteers will be helped by the party’s legal team, which will ensure the violations are relayed to the poll panel and appropriate action is taken.