JORHAT Apr21: The defeated Congress candidate in Dhemaji assembly bypoll Babul Sonowal on Thursday lodged a written complaint before the Dhemaji district returning officer, alleging that 85 polling votes were found not counted in the recently held byelection in the constituency.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora said, “We have found a difference of 85 votes in counting as compared to the number of voter turnout declared by the authorities. Our candidate has made written complaint before the district returning officer, Dhemaji seeking necessary steps.”
Returning officer and Deputy Commissioner (Dhemaji) R A Korati said, “After receiving the complaint, we are verifying the matter. I believe it may be a mistake of calculation if it was happened as alleged.”