JP Agarwal seeks action against Chandni Chowk Returning Officer
New Delhi: Congress leader JP Agarwal, who had lost from the Chandni Chowk seat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, on Tuesday demanded action against the returning officer of the constituency for alleged inconsistencies in counting of votes. Agarwal met a senior official at the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Delhi and submitted a complaint in this regard.
Agarwal was defeated from the seat by Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan by a margin of over 2.28 lakh votes.
In his detailed complaint addressed to the CEO Delhi, Agarwal alleged that strongrooms, where EVMs were stored after voting were opened in the absence of his representatives for counting.