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Jaswant Singh accuses Vasundhara Raje govt of misuing machinery, writes to EC

Jaswant has also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in Barmer. Tweet This
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After BJP refused to oblige the former External Affairs Minister, who wanted to contest from his home state for the last time, Singh filed his nomination from Barmer. Jaswant has also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmer.

Ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh has accused Vasundhara Raje government of misusing government machinery during the Lok Sabha elections and has registered a complaint with the Election Commission in this matter.

Jaswant, who is contesting as an independent after being denied a ticket by the BJP, forwarded a complaint to the EC through his aide Rajendra Singh Bhiyad on Wednesday, alleging that the government machinery was being misused through various ways in favour of Sonaram Choudhary, the ruling party’s candidate from the constituency.

When contacted, District Election Officer Bhanu Prakash said that he was not aware of any such complaint and action would be taken if any such matter would come to his notice. Jaswant has also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies  in Barmer and demanded that booths in Bayatu and Gudamalani areas be declared hyper-sensitive as there are plans of large-scale booth-capturing, and the state machinery is not paying any attention to these issues.

Polling is underway in Rajasthan with an average of over 40 per cent of total 3.48 crore electors having cast their votes in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls being held on 20 out of 25 seats in the state till 1500 hrs.

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