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Never indulged in electoral malpractice — Patton

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:53 am

Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): Denying his involvement in any alleged electoral malpractice, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton has stated that there is no need for re-poll at 31-Riphyim Old-III polling station as demanded by the Congress.

“It is emphatically and categorically denied that there is no violation of any electoral norms, rules and model code of conduct by Y Patton as alleged by NPCC. The authenticity and the intent of the video clip purportedly showing Patton entering the polling station needs scrutiny and the cause of action and legal recourse arising out of the same is reserved. It is further clarified that Patton has never indulged in any multiple voting but cast his legitimate vote alone and not as alleged by NPCC.

“Patton expresses his highest respect to the constitutionally established Election Commissions and its electoral process and further assures his cooperation to the competent authorities in any effort to find out the truth in this matter. Apart from the unauthentic and ill-intent video clip that went viral in social media, the polling process at 31 Riphyim Old-III was completely peaceful with no complaint whatsoever from anyone or any corner, as such, there is no reason that warrant re-polling as demanded by the NPCC. Patton wishes to congratulate and thank the Election Commissions and all polling personnel engaged in the smooth and successful conduct of the lone Lok Sabha election in Nagaland,” read a statement from the deputy chief minister.

By EMN Updated: Apr 13, 2019 12:53:30 am