Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani on Monday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi is ‘ensuring booth capturing’ in the constituency.
Smriti Iranai nad Rahul 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.
Smriti Irani: I tweeted an alert to administration and EC(alleging booth capturing in Amethi), hope they take action. People of the country have to decide whether this kind of politics of Rahul Gandhi should be punished or not pic.twitter.com/v0hkw3HA6u
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 6, 2019
Smrithi Irani tweeted that she had alerted the Election Commission of India (ECI). It was for the people to decide if this kind of politics should be punished.