The Election Commission of India, on Friday said that the election in Rajarajeshwari nagar constituency has been deferred to 28 May. The counting for the seat will be held on 31 May. The decision comes after the confiscation of more than 10,000 Electoral Photo ID Cards from the aforesaid constituency on 8 May.
The ECI in an order, said “The combined report of general, police and expenditure observers for the said constituency has stated that all three observers visited the spot and found that District Election Officer (DEO), Deputy Commissioner of Police and additional DEO, Returning Officer (RO) and other officials had already started the process of accounting of the seized material.
The ECI had deputed a Deputy Election Commissioner (DEC) from New Delhi to examine the matter further.
According to the DEC report, “The door of the flat was already found broken and about 50-60 people were fighting with each other. They also found Electoral cards and other materials scattered around. They informed their superiors who arrived and took control of the situation. Election officials also arrived and assessed the materials including Electoral Photo ID cards found in the premise.”