Congress alleges rigging of Lok Sabha polls in Telangana
Congress party has alleged that polling for Lok Sabha elections held in Telangana on April 11 have been rigged as there was huge variation in the voter turnout figures till 5 p.m. and the final count.
Official spokesperson of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Syed Nizamuddin said here on Tuesday that the difference between the polling percentage till 5 p.m. and the final voter turnout was big and alleged that election authorities might have adjusted the figures to suit the requirement of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) by tampering with electronic voting machines.
Manipulation could have taken place after 5 p.m. on the day of polling, Mr. Nizamuddin said the polling time for all seats except Nizamabad was till 5 p.m.
Admitting that final polling figures would obviously go up since people already standing in queues at 5 p.m. were allowed to exercise their right to franchise, he alleged that the election authorities had taken advantage of that provision to manipulate the final polling figures.