By CNM Election Desk
Congress candidate in Kasargod Lok Sabha constituency,Rajmohan Unnithan has revealed a very serious concern in democratic Kerala.Many cases of bogus votes have been reported in Kannur and Kasargode constituency.He accused election Commission officials for supporting malpractices in the recently concluded election. CPI(M) and election officials had a nexus in CPI(M) strong holds,alleged UDF leaders.
It was an election sabotage attempt of CPI(M), said Muslim League state general secretary KPA Majeed in a statement.
Strict actions should be taken against bogus voters and election officials who supported the misuse of voting right.
Visuals, released by Congress candidate show the same person is voting in different booths,supported by some politicians.It raises concern that poll officials gave silent mode for these criminal activities.
The CCTV visuals of the polling booth show six people, including two women, voting more than twice at polling booth number 17 and 19 in the AUP School Pilathara in Kannur district which is part of Kasaragod constituency. The video also shows some political leaders standing inside the polling booth while the voting took place
UDF Legislative Dputy leader Dr.M.K.Muneer said poll officials who supported the bogus voting in some constituencies in North Kerala should be prosecuted.
“CPI(M) is trying to spoil the democratic values.Even,party leaders are engaged in the poll fraud. In Kasargode,Kannur and Vatakara constituencies are exposed to poll malpractices.”
‘Even the votes of dead persons have been franchised in some booths,dominated by the CPI(M)’-he said.
The UDF will fight the issue,legally.
Chief electoral officer (CEO) of Kerala Teeka Ram MeenaSaturday sought reports from Kasargod and Kannur district collectors over alleged bogus voting at various polling booths in the Kasargod Lok Sabha constituency. “We have got complaints from certain places. The Election Commission will take further action in this regard. We are waiting for the report. We’ll examine all such complaints,” Meena told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram