Kumar Vishwas alleges his family asked to leave Amethi, AAP workers detained

Amethi, which goes to the polls tomorrow, is set to witness a high-profile contest.

By: Press Trust of India | Amethi | Updated: May 6, 2014 11:35 am

AAP Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday claimed that his wife, sister and other close relatives have been asked by the district administration to leave Amethi failing which they will be detained.

He also alleged that some of his supporters were detained by the police last night.

“Even my wife, sister and close relatives have been asked to vacate Amethi immediately otherwise they may be detained.

At 11.30 last night, a police vehicle reached my residence and announced over mike that volunteers and relatives, including my wife and sister should leave the district,” Vishwas alleged.

The AAP leader also alleged that in Mohanganj Police Station (under Tiloi Assembly segment) some of his volunteers were “detained” for some hours and their bags thrown away.

Asked if he had lodged any complaint with the Election Commission on the issue, the AAP nominee said, “I will do so”.

District authorities said they were only following rules which mandates that all non-registered voters and supporters of a candidate should leave the constituency after the campaigning has come to an end.

When asked about the matter, District Magistrate of Amethi Jagat Raj Tripathi said, “All this is being done as per the instructions of Election Commission for a fair and peaceful poll.”

Amethi, which goes to the polls tomorrow, is set to witness a high-profile contest. Besides AAP’s Vishwas, Smriti Irani of the BJP is challenging Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

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First Published on: May 6, 2014 11:27 am
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    Bharati .s
    May 6, 2014 at 1:37 pm
    This sort of highhandedness is expected since congress is sure that AAP will be a winner . It is up to voters in Amethi and Varnasi to send a strong message to vested interests who are now politically and morally challenged by AAP that they will support a honest and credible voice in parliament by voting for AAP in Amethi and Varnasi.
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      kkz59
      May 6, 2014 at 8:59 am
      Has the police asked Priyanka to leave.........
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        Meenu
        May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm
        Strangulation of Democracy by both Congress and BJP. One set of rules for themselvesand all suppressive for rest.
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          kris menon
          May 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm
          You are a good Leader and a great speaker. You should join hands with Mr Modi
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            Sampat
            May 6, 2014 at 9:00 am
            This is undeard of. There will be a large-scale evacuation of the consuency if all non-registered voters and others to leave the area. If the above is true, EC has breached the consutional right of any citizen to be anywhere in India at any time. EC must clarify whether they have extra-consutional authority to impose this rule.
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              Subspan Raman
              May 6, 2014 at 10:13 am
              EC is going overboard. Rather than controlling ghost voters it throws out nonresidents,
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