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UP Polls: BSP president involved in tiff

UP Polls: BSP president involved in tiff

Officials said that the incident occurred when Maurya tried to enter the polling centre and was stopped by the security personnel.

Kushinagar: Uttar Pradesh BSP president Swami Prasad Maurya was on Saturday involved in a tiff with security personnel after they allegedly prevented him from entering a polling centre, officials said.

The incident occurred when Maurya tried to enter the polling centre at Tulsi school in Kushinagar to oversee the election process and was stopped by the security personnel, they said.

Irritated at being prevented from entering the centre, Maurya had an argument with the security personnel. He also allegedly misbehaved with them, the officials said.

Later, Maurya, the party candidate from Padrauna seat, however, entered the centre.

Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh Umesh Sinha said he had come to know about the incident and a detailed report has been sought from the local administration.

first published:February 11, 2012, 16:23 IST