EC to decide on countermanding RR Nagar polls

EC to decide on countermanding RR Nagar polls

Election Commission of India would decide if polls in Rajarajeshwarinagar should be countermanded following the seizure of nearly 10,000 epic cards, Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said.

Kumar said Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan – appointed by the ECI to probe the case – has left for Delhi with the details he collected and will brief the poll panel. He added the final call on the constituency will be taken anytime soon.

Kumar said Bhushan reached the flat immediately and collected all the necessary details. State election officials and political parties are eagerly watching the ECI for its decision whether to countermand the polls or ban Congress candidate Munirathna.

The electoral officer said the 9,896 voters whose IDs were found in the flat have been cleared to vote. In the absence of EPIC cards, they can carry other documents like Aadhaar, PAN, post office passbook, nationalised bank passbook, passport and voters ID slip.

“There’re too many cards to verify. So far, we’ve verified 800 epic cards, all of which are 100% genuine,” Kumar said.