We will take a decision on Rahul issue: Election Commission

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

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:May 9, 2014 8:21 pm

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.