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‘Was forced to vote for Cong,’ says woman in Amethi, Smriti tweets video


PTI, May 6, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

Lucknow: Union minister and the BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani on Monday alleged that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was “ensuring booth capturing” in the constituency. Irani and Gandhi are contesting against each other in the seat.

“Alert @ECISVEEP Congress President @Rahul Gandhi ensuring booth capturing,” Irani said on Twitter.

She also tagged a video in which an elderly women is seen alleging that her hand was forcibly put on ‘panja’ (hand) election symbol of the Congress though she wanted to vote for the ‘kamal’ (lotus), the BJP’s symbol.

There is no written complaint on the matter. Amethi is one of the 51 constituencies in seven states that is voting in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

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