Kerala CEO seeks report on bogus voting complaints
Thiruvananthapuram: With the CPI-M in the dock over reports of bogus voting in Kerala’s Kannur and Kasargode, the state Chief Electoral Officer on Tuesday sought reports from the District Collectors of the two constituencies on similar reports of bogus voting by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), an ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
Kerala CEO Teeka Ram Meena said that the Left workers had complained about bogus voting by two men, believed to be IUML workers, in Kaliasery’s polling booths number 69 and 70 in the Kasargode Lok Sabha constituency.
Meena said that the Left has submitted documentary evidence of the two men casting more than one vote in these booths. “Once the reports come, they will be looked into,” he said.
IUML General Secretary K.P.A. Majeed also told the media in Malappuram that he had sought a report from his party’s Kaliasery unit on the two booths.
“We will definitely look into the complaints after we get the preliminary report from our party units in that area. We want to know if the poll officials raised any such complaint,” said Majeed.
On Monday, Meena took action against three women, attached to the CPI-M, who was also caught on video casting more than one vote at the Kasargode Lok Sabha constituency in Kannur district.