Connect with us

Feature

Booth capturing allegations of Smriti Irani turns out to be false

Published

on

Smriti Irani, Lakku Venkateshwarlu, Chief Electoral Officer, Video clip of Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha elections, Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

Lucknow: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Uttar Pradesh, Lakku Venkateshwarlu, has said that the allegations of booth capturing leveled by Union minister Smriti Irani in Amethi are false.

 

Smriti Irani, Lakku Venkateshwarlu, Chief Electoral Officer, Video clip of Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha elections, Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

 

Talking to reporters here on Monday evening, the CEO said the charges leveled by an elderly woman in a video clip that went viral on social media were found to be “baseless”.

“Following the complaint, the sector officer, senior officials and even observers rushed to the booth and spoke to the polling agents of the political parties, other officials in the polling booth following which it was conclusively found that the charges in the video clip were fabricated.

 

Video clip of Smriti Irani went viral on social media found to be baseless:

 

Due to prima facie allegations in the clip, the presiding officer was summarily removed while the probe was going on,” he said.

 

Smriti Irani, Lakku Venkateshwarlu, Chief Electoral Officer, Video clip of Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha elections, Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh, Politics news

 

The video clip had created a huge controversy with Smriti Irani claiming that booth capturing was being done at the behest of Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is seeking re-election in Amethi.

Smriti Irani, who is the BJP candidate in Amethi, had tagged the video in her tweet and alleged that polls were being rigged.

 

Feature

Pak ex-PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment

Published

on

By

Pakistan: Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment.

The 69-year-old Sharif, who served three times as prime minister but fell from grace after the Supreme Court ousted him from office over corruption allegations two years ago, has had a history of health problems, including heart disease.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , who has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder, is accompanied by his brother Shehbaz Sharif and his personal physician Dr Adnan Khan.

“Nawaz Sharif will go to Boston after going through a detailed checkup in London. During his travel, he will stay in Doha for two hours,” PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid told Reuters.

An ICU and operation theatre has been set up in the air ambulance that has arrived from Doha

The air ambulance arrived from Doha early morning at Lahore airport’s Haj Terminal. An intensive care unit and an operation theatre has been set up inside while a team of doctors and paramedics are also on board.

According to immigration sources, Nawaz’s medical files were handed over to the team traveling with the former prime minister in the air ambulance. Doctors also conducted blood tests prior to the departure.

Three times Prime Minister, Sharif was removed from office by the judiciary in 2017 over corruption allegations. He denies the charge, saying he was politically victimized.

Continue Reading

Trending