Villagers who boycotted poll claim casting of proxy votes

ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Thirty-nine voters of Bagjam village in Pip Sorang circle of Kra Daadi district who were on protest demanding a separate polling station on Sunday claimed that proxy votes were illegally cast in their stead by the voters of the Lukbia polling station.
In a representation to the chief electoral officer here, the voters who boycotted the poll claimed that the voters of Lukbia cast votes in their stead, taking undue advantage of their protest.
The agitated voters expressed resentment that the presiding officer did not object to the illegal casting of votes despite the fact that the district election officer had been intimated about the boycott.
The 39 voters of Bagjam were on a boycott against the polling, demanding a separate polling station at their village.