Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Congress candidate's vehicle vandalised, violence reported from Bhind
The car belonging to Congress candidate for the Ater Assembly bypoll was vandalised, while two others were beaten up, while reports also suggested that booth capturing and stone-pelting had taken place during the bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.
The car belonging to Congress candidate for the Ater Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh was vandalised, while two other candidates were beaten up, ABP News reported.
According to News18, Congress has accused the BJP of abetting the vandalism. The report also suggested that booth capturing and stone-pelting had taken place during the bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.
However, timely intervention by Madhya Pradesh Police helped bring the situation under control.
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Earlier in the day, the Election Commission removed six police officials from Ater after Congress candidate Hemant Katare compalined of them threatening people.
The constituency was in news recently after the media reported that VVPAT was only dispensing slips of BJP symbol during a demonstration exercise. The Election Commission had also sought a detailed report from the district election authorities in Bhind on this issue.
However, the apex election body rejected the claims of the opposition parties and said that it ahd found no anamoly or tampering in the EVMs.
Bypolls are being held in Ater and Bandhavgarh Assembly constituencies. Both constituencies are witnessing a direct contest between the BJP and the Congress. The counting of votes will take place on Thursday.
With inputs from agencies
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