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Former union minister Jitin Prasada alleges fake voting in sister's name

Submits written complaint to EC about 'fake postal' ballot in his native Shahjahanpur

File photo of Jitin Prasada. Photo: Wikipedia

File photo of Jitin Prasada. Photo: Wikipedia

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Former union minister and Congress candidate from Dhaurahra Lok Sabha constituency Jitin Prasada today complained to the Election Commission (EC) about alleged fake voting in his sister’s name in Shahjahanpur district.

According to sources, the Prasada family had arrived to exercise their franchisee at Sudama Prasad polling centre in his native Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha constituency this morning. However, they discovered that someone had already cast the vote through postal ballot in the name of his sister Janhavi Prasada.

Later, the Congress leader submitted a written complaint to the EC, seeking a thorough investigation into the matter.

Prasada, listed as a voter in Shahjahanpur,

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 4:09 PM IST

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