Varanasi: Congress candidate Ajay Rai today landed in a controversy after he went to vote wearing his election symbol on his kurta, prompting Election Commission to launch an inquiry into the matter while BJP and Aam Aadmi Party also sought action against him.
“We have called for the CCTV footage of the polling booth and action will be taken after examining the same,” Special Election Observer Praveen Kumar told PTI here.
Kumar also said that flashing of election symbol at the booth is violation of Section 130 of the Representation of Peoples Act and a report will be sent after inquiry into this matter to the Chief Election Commissioner.
A report has also been sought from the local administration into the matter.
Early this morning, Rai came along with his family members to cast his vote, while wearing a badge of Congress election symbol ‘hand' on his kurta.