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Assam Cong leader alleges breach of poll conduct in Gohpur

Officials peeping at voters in Majaliya Vidyalaya polling booth to keep track of voting activity, says party’s state unit president Ripun Bora

EastMojo News Bureau

Gohpur: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora blamed the officials deputed at the Majaliya Vidyalaya polling booth in Gohpur in Assam’s Biswanath district of violating the polling code of conduct during the voting process on Thursday.

Bora, who was visiting the polling booth, alleged that some officials were peeping at the voters to know who was voting for which party.

According to media reports, the accused presiding officer has been identified as Jagat Handique and the first polling officer is Raju Sharma, second polling officer is Dev Deka and third polling officer Bakul Deuri.

Following this, the APCC president started shouting at the officers on duty and demanded immediate suspension of officers involved. Senior election officials rushed to the spot and tried to control the situation.

Meanwhile, voting in the polling booth has been suspended and new officers are on their way to resume the process.

Polling for the five Parliamentary seats in Assam has already begun from Thursday morning. The five constituencies are Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituencies. Gohpur falls under Tezpur parliamentary seat.