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We will take a decision on Rahul issue: Election Commission

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata on Thursday. (PTI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata on Thursday. (PTI)

The Election Commission on Friday said it is taking a decision on reports that Rahul Gandhi, a candidate from Amethi, had violated rules by going to the polling area inside some booths in theconstituency during balloting on May 7 and “not trying to avoid” it.

“We are not trying to avoid…the information is coming from 4-5 places. I can tell you honestly that we will take a decision…We have sought for information on this. It either must have come or may be on the way,” Election Commissioner H S Brahma said while interacting with journalists here.

During a similar interaction here on Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath had said that “it is a matter of fact (that Rahul was) seeing the EVM in a polling station.”

Sampath had further said this particular instance will be examined vis-a-vis the law (Representation of the People Act).

The Congress Vice President was on Thursday seen entering polling area inside some booths in Amethi constituency.

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