New Delhi: A polling agent working at a booth in Haryana’s Faridabad was arrested on Sunday, after a video of him trying to capture the booth went viral.
The man in the video can be seen pressing the button (or trying to) instead of the woman voter. An action was taken after this issue was brought to the attention of the Haryana election body.
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Meanwhile, the District Election Office Faridabad tweets confirmed that the man in the video tried to influence at least three woman voters.
The incident has been reported from Asaoti in Faridabad Lok Sabha seat’s Prithla.
Amidst allegations of booth capturing, Haryana on Sunday witnessed 67.06 per cent voting in its 10 Lok Sabha seats, an election official said. The figure was nearly four per cent less than the votes polled in the 2014 parliamentary polls.
At 72.46 per cent, the highest voter turnout was recorded in Kurukshetra, followed by Sirsa (73.11 per cent), Sonipat (69.08 per cent), Hisar (68.79 per cent), Rohtak (68.36 per cent), and Bhiwani-Mahendragarh (69.87 per cent), the official said.
The BJP had won seven of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in 2014 with a vote share of 34.7 per cent against 17.21 per cent in 2009 when it failed to win any seat.
With IANS inputs