A day after the Election Fee sought a report from Haryana’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on a grievance of alleged rigging within the Rajya Sabha ballot filed by dropping candidate R Ok Anand, the CEO Tuesday started a preliminary probe into the allegation.
CEO Vijay Singh Dahiya and Extra CEO Maheshwar Sharma questioned Returning Officer R Ok Nandal concerning the process adopted in the course of the election. The CEO was knowledgeable that videography of all the course of was finished and the video may very well be supplied to him.
In his grievance, Anand alleged that in the course of the election, the unique pen with which votes needed to be marked was changed with one other pen because of which 13 votes polled in his favour have been declared invalid.
“I had gone to Vidhan Sabha to do a preliminary inquiry. Sooner or later of time, I’ll full the inquiry after taking feedback from all individuals involved, and ship my report back to the Election Fee,” Dahiya mentioned and added that he had been requested to submit the report “as quickly as attainable”.
Returning Officer Nandal, in the meantime, mentioned that the CEO had come for preliminary inquiry, however no data had been taken but.
He mentioned that the pen that was supposed for use was saved tied with a thread, and refused to remark about allegations of involvement of Vidhan Sabha officers.