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JMM demands ballot papers in Jharkhand bypoll

IANS  |  Ranchi 

The Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Friday demanded use of ballot papers in the Littipara assembly bypoll scheduled on April 9.

In a letter to the Election Commission of India, party General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya, citing questions being raised over the fairness of EVM machines, demanded that ballot papers should be used in the assembly bypoll.

has alleged that the ruling BJP was trying to influence the bypoll by posting officials of their choice.

The Littipara assembly poll is scheduled on April 9. The filing of nominations is underway. The is holding the seat since 1977. The seat fell vacant after legislator Anil Murmu died following a heart attack in January this year.

BSP chief Maywati had, after the Uttar Pradesh assembly results, raised questions over the fairness of the EVM machines. Her contention was later supported by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.



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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 19:06 IST