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May 08, 2014 at 02:53pm IST

Amethi: Rahul Gandhi seen entering EVM compartments during poll hours

Amethi: Even as the Aam Aadmi Party accused Congress workers of booth capturing in Amethi which went to polls on Thursday, it is now being reported that sitting MP Rahul Gandhi was seen entering voting compartment during polling hours and looking at the EVM machines in at least three booths.

As per law, action can be taken against a candidate only if he enters the polling compartment while a voter is in the process of voting.

The AAP had on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission (EC) against the Congress Vice President for allegedly violating the code of conduct. It alleged that Rahul was travelling in his constituency Amethi with a large number of vehicles on the polling day.

The EC denied AAP's claims and the local administration accused the party of spreading false rumours for publicity.

Congress stood by Rahul as senior party leader and Union Minister Shashi Tharoor while speaking to CNN-IBN said that there were no evidence against Rahul having influenced voters by visiting the polling booths.