Itanagar: In a new video that has now surfaced on social media, supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are seen damaging a hanging bridge — apparently the only way to reach the remote Cheki polling station in Nyapin assembly constituency of Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh.
As per sources, the video was shot either on re-polling day on April 27.
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Arunachal Pradesh went to polls during the the first phase of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on April 11. However, due to allegations of violence, booth capturing and other corrupt practices, two rounds of re-poll were conducted on April 20 and 27.
The situation has reached such a level that the 2019 elections have been dubbed as the ‘darkest’ in the history. Clearly, the state has become a kind of battlefield, though votes are not the only weapons of choice.
The Election Commission had ordered re-election at 18 polling stations in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district on April 27. The booths including the ones at Cheki and Pating villages where the Congress had alleged that votes were cast in the name of 37 persons who were actually dead.