Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Mayawati Writes to EC in UP, Alleges Dalits Stopped From Reaching Polling Booths
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Lucknow, April 11: With 50.86 per cent polling recorded till 3 pm in phase 1 of Lok Sabha Elections in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party has written to the Election Commission alleging that BSP voters especially Dalits are being stopped from reaching polling booths by use of force by UP police.

As per to the reports, Mayawati's BSP party has written to the Election Commission urging them to intervene immediately in the matter, BSP also alleged that Dalit people are being stopped from exercising their rights apparently on the diktat of higher-ups.  Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase I Voting Underway For Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar And 5 Other Constituencies in UP 

The BSP wrote, "We are receiving info from various polling stations that BSP voters especially Dalits are being stopped from reaching polling booths by use of force by UP police. All this is apparently being done on the diktat of higher-ups. Immediate intervention is required."

It is to be known that voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is taking place in eight constituencies of Uttar Pradesh today. Polling began for the Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, and Gautam Buddh Nagar seats at 7 am.