Extra Vote Sparks Dispute in New Delhi Constituency

Somnath Bharti, the AAP candidate from New Delhi, raised a complaint about an extra vote counted for BJP candidate Bansuri Swaraj. Bharti, trailing by 77,432 votes, requested the Election Commission to withhold the results until the issue is resolved. The alleged discrepancy was noted during a mandatory VVPAT data check.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 04-06-2024 19:21 IST | Created: 04-06-2024 19:21 IST
Extra Vote Sparks Dispute in New Delhi Constituency
Somnath Bharti
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In a dramatic turn of events, Somnath Bharti, AAP's candidate from New Delhi, has raised concerns about an extra vote counted for BJP's Bansuri Swaraj. Bharti, who is trailing by a substantial margin of 77,432 votes, has officially requested the Election Commission to withhold the declaration of the result.

The discrepancy was discovered at booth no 41, AC-43, during the mandatory 5 percent matching exercise between VVPAT and the controlling unit data. This prompted Bharti to file a written application through R S Meena, ARO, urging immediate adjudication of his claim before declaring the result.

The Election Commission's handling of this complaint will be closely watched, as it raises questions about the accuracy and reliability of the voting process.

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