Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Home News Reports BJP’s Kolkata Dakshin candidate alleges more votes counted than actually polled, ECI revises numbers...

BJP’s Kolkata Dakshin candidate alleges more votes counted than actually polled, ECI revises numbers citing human error

BJP candidate Chandra Kumar Bose has approached the Election Commission and registered a complaint regarding the matter.

The BJP has exceeded expectations in West Bengal with its performance in Lok Sabha elections. So far, the party is leading in 18 seats against 23 seats of the Trinamool Congress. There was widespread rigging during the elections by the Trinamool which was observed by various journalists. Now, BJP candidate from Kolkata Dakshin, Chandra Kumar Bose, has alleged that there has been a discrepancy in the aftermath of the elections as well.

Bose claims that more votes have been counted in the constituency than were actually cast. As per the official app of the Election Commission of India, a voter turn-out of 69.65% was recorded in the constituency. As per Bose, it translates to around to 11.97 lakh votes among 1719821 registered voters. However, the actual votes that were counted as showing in the ECI results website was 1490235, which translates to an 87% voter turnout.

Bose has approached the Election Commission and registered a complaint regarding the matter. Amusingly enough at 5.40, the total votes counted was adjusted on the Election Commission website and by some magic, around 3 lakh votes disappeared into thin air. But the final number of votes counted is still greater than the number that was polled according to official stats by the ECI.

Kolkata Dakshin election result

The Election Commission, for its part, has claimed that it was human error on its part and that someone updated the website with the wrong numbers, ABP Ananda reported. It may be noted that ECI is yet to release the final voter turnout numbers for the seventh phase, which includes Kolkata South. Therefore it is possible that actual turnout numbers may have gone up. However, considering the events in West Bengal since polling began, it’s understandable why many people including the BJP candidate find it hard to believe.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Constant ‘beheading’ threats by Islamists: Hindus come out in large numbers to support Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, demand security for him

Enraged by the Muslim politicians and religious groups openly issuing death threats, Hindus come together to support Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Here’s why lockdown is no longer an option and imposing another at this point makes no sense at all

Not imposing a lockdown may be a bad choice but imposing it to combat Covid-19 will prove to be infinitely worse.

Japan to release treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean: USA, IAEA support, China condemns

Japan has long delayed the decision to dispose of the wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant over criticisms and safety concerns.

The direct fall-out of not implementing farm laws: Punjab Farmers say Arhtiyas asking for signed blank cheques for helping in crop procurement

Farmers across Punjab are being told by their arhtiyas to furnish "signed blank cheques" if they want to get their produce auctioned in the mandis

What happened in Chhabra after Hindu man was stabbed by Muslim men: Call for peace, attack on a Hindu the next day and more

On April 12, the administration extended curfew for one more day at Chhabra, Baran district in Rajasthan after the communal riot

Uttar Pradesh: Gyanvapi mosque management committee seeks a stay on ASI survey, Sunni board supports them

The Gyanvapi mosque management committee had filed an urgent petition in Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on ASI survey of Gyanvapi mosque complex.

Recently Popular

Pfizer wanted Brazil, Argentina to put military bases, Federal reserve as collateral: Why India kept Pfizer away and how the usual suspects are wrong

Pfizer has been accused of countries in Latin America of pledging their sovereign assets, military bases and financial reserves to protect itself from any adverse fallout of the vaccine

After explosive Clubhouse confessions, Prashant Kishor starts building ground to blame only Mamata Banerjee if Bengal is lost: Here’s how

While trying to fire-fight fall-out from Clubhouse conversation, Prashant Kishor has set narrative to blame Mamata Banerjee and TMC for West Bengal loss

Attempts to draw false equivalence between the Kumbh Mela and Tablighi Jamaat congregation do not make sense: Here’s why

Attempts are being made to draw false equivalences between the Kumbh Mela and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation last year.

India has to become a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, or it will be turned into an Islamic nation by 2030: Kerala MLA

"Can we let this nation (go) to any particular community? This needs to be discussed. Somebody has to speak up," PC George emphasised.

Shops burnt, stones pelted on police in Baran, Rajasthan after 3 Muslim men stabbed one Kamal Singh: What we know so far

Shops burnt, police personnel injured, stone pelting, fire department vehicles attacked in Chhabra, Rajasthan.

OpIndia Exclusive: Tata Communications suffers data leak, hackers claim to have sold access to company’s servers, over 50GB data still up for sale

As per two posts by hackers on a hackers' forum, they have gained access to Tata Communications servers and sold them.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,077FansLike
528,799FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe