Kanpur Mayor Pramila Pandey shares photos of the vote on Whatsapp, reserved
New Delhi: Kanpur Mayor Pramila Pandey courted controversy on Sunday after sharing photos and videos inside a voting booth while voting in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Pramila Pandey had shared photos of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the Hudson polling station in Kanpur.Also Read – UP Assembly Polls 2022: Over 12 Phase II Scrum Candidates ‘Illiterate’, 114 Educated to Class 8, Report Says
The Mayor of Kanpur also shared a video of her vote on several Whatsapp groups. Following this, the Kanpur District Magistrate said an FIR had been registered against Pramila Pandey for “violation of secrecy of the ballot”. Also Read – Delhi liquor stores within 100m of UP border will remain closed for two days. Know why
“An FIR is filed against Ms. Pramila Pandey under the relevant sections for breach of secrecy of the vote at Hudson School Polling Station,” the Kanpur District Magistrate said. Also Read – Zee Opinion Poll for Uttar Pradesh Rohilkhand: BJP Expects Clean Sweep for 4 Seats in Pilibhit District
— DM Kanpur Nagar (@DMKanpur) February 20, 2022
Voting for the 403 members of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly takes place in seven phases in February-March starting February 10. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. Voting for the first and second phases took place on February 10 and 14. out of 58 assembly seats in 11 districts and 55 assembly seats in nine districts. Polling for 59 assembly seats in 16 districts in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh’s election is underway.
No less than 627 candidates are running in the third phase of Uttar Pradesh’s polls, in which more than 2.15 million people are eligible to vote. The districts where polling takes place are Hathras, Firozabad, Etah, Kasganj, Mainpuri, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba.
The assembly seat of Karhal, from where the leader of the Samajwadi party, Akhilesh Yadav, is also contesting the polls in this phase. The BJP has removed Union Minister SP Singh Baghel from office. Sunday’s poll will also seal the fate of Samajwadi party leader’s uncle, Shivpal Singh Yadav, who is running from his traditional seat in Jaswantnagar.