Opposition Samajwadi Party on Monday urged the Election Commission to remove Uttar Pardesh’s police chief OP Singh from the post alleging he was “favouring” the ruling BJP and affecting elections. The party also alleged that in at least two polling booths the VoterVerifiable Paper Audit Trail machine showed the voting for the BJP when the ballot was cast for the SP.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple is contesting from the constituency. Party leader Dharmendra Yadav said the Director General of Police was “misusing” government machinery to help the BJP. “We demanded from the EC to remove him immediately,” Yadav told reporters here.
He was part of a SP delegation that met Chief Electoral Officer L Venkatenshwar Lu and submitted a memorandum demanding immediate removal of the DGP. It highlighted the issue of “faulty” EVMs. “The police are terrorising minority voters. The force is being misused in favour of the BJP. We have apprised the CEO about it,” SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said.…
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