HYDERABAD: When Express visited the Government Working Women’s Hostel polling station in Jubilee Hills on the day of elections, party workers from the Congress and TRS parties were seen distributing pamphlets consisting of a graphical representation of the EVM and the respective serial numbers of the candidates, namely that of Danam Nagender and Sravan Dasoju.
These pamphlets printed in both hues of Congress and TRS were seen to be distributed by party workers among voters who came to the Help Desk set up by the EC. They were seen spreading pamphlets out on the tables and appealing voters to pick one party over the other, even as polling slips were being distributed.
Meanwhile, voters from Sanath Nagar constituency alleged that there were influential people from various communities stationed near the polling booth to coax people into casting their votes for a particular party.
Polling officer ‘cheats’ elderly into voting for Congress’ hand
Nalgonda: A polling official was taken to task by the citizens of Vellaturu village in Huzurnagar constituency on Friday. The officer, who volunteered to assist senior citizens with poor eyesight to cast their votes, was allegedly voting against their choice and in favour of his favourite candidate.
K Boddaiah, a senior citizen, who had come to polling booth number 139 in Mellacheruvu mandal, requested help from G Srinivas and asked him to vote for the TRS’ ‘car’ symbol on his behalf. However, Srinivas instead cast the vote in favour of Congress’ ‘hand’ symbol. Finding the situation suspicious, polling agents in the booth demanded a verification.