Haryana Rajya Sabha polls: Returning officer questioned


A day after the Election Commission sought a report from Haryana’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on a complaint of alleged rigging in the Rajya Sabha poll filed by losing candidate R K Anand, the CEO Tuesday began a preliminary probe into the allegation.
CEO Vijay Singh Dahiya and Additional CEO Maheshwar Sharma questioned Returning Officer R K Nandal about the procedure followed during the election. The CEO was informed that videography of the entire process was done and the video could be provided to him.
In his complaint, Anand alleged that during the election, the original pen with which votes had to be marked was replaced with another pen due to which 13 votes polled in his favour were declared invalid.

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