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Panchayat poll : Ind candidate cries foul

Press Trust of India  |  Kalyani (WB) 

An independent gram panchayat candidate in district today alleged that supporters cast false votes during counting.

The candidate Niladri Sukul, who had contested the rural poll from Shibnibas gram panchayat under Krishnaganj block in the distric,t alleged that supporters had also attacked him since he was leading by 220 votes.

"While one group beat me up, the other group of TMC supporters entered the counting centre and started stamping the ballot papers that were already counted," he alleged.

"We have received a complaint and are looking into it," district said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:05 IST