"एफआईआर पदकों की तरह": भाजपा की माधवी लता ने पोल बूथ पर आईडी की जांच का बचाव किया

"एफआईआर पदकों की तरह": भाजपा की माधवी लता ने पोल बूथ पर आईडी की जांच का बचाव किया

"FIRs Like Medals": BJP's Madhavi Latha Defends Checking IDs At Poll Booth

BJP's Madhavi Lata faces controversy over video checking Muslim women voters' IDs in Hyderabad. FIR filed amid Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.

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  • 14, May, 2024
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"FIRs Like Medals": BJP's Madhavi Latha Defends Checking IDs At Poll Booth

In recent news from New Delhi, the BJP's candidate for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, Madhavi Lata, found herself at the center of controversy following the emergence of a video allegedly showing her checking the identities of Muslim women voters at a polling station. Addressing the issue, Lata claimed that she had received information suggesting that the presiding officer of the booth had caught a minor girl casting her vote. She expressed dissatisfaction with the response, stating that while she was open to facing charges herself, others should not be targeted without proper cause. Lata emphasized her resilience, likening the filing of FIRs against her to receiving medals. This incident isn't the first time Lata has courted controversy. Just last month, a video surfaced showing her gesturing as if drawing and firing an arrow near a mosque, sparking widespread criticism. Although she clarified that she didn't intend to target the mosque, Lata issued a public apology for any offense caused.

Further adding to the controversy, a recent video captured Lata requesting burqa-clad women voters to reveal their faces for identification purposes, leading to the filing of an FIR against her. Defending her actions, Lata argued that she was merely upholding the integrity of the electoral process, claiming that a significant number of booths were compromised. Responding to accusations, Lata asserted that she felt compelled to intervene due to what she perceived as inaction from female police officers present at the polling booth. She defended her actions as within the bounds of the law, emphasizing that as a candidate, she had the right to verify ID cards without face coverings. Lata's candidacy marks a significant development for the BJP in the Hyderabad constituency, as she challenges four-time Lok Sabha MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, along with BRS pick Gaddam Srinivas Yadav. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana are shaping up to be a three-way battle between the incumbent Congress, the opposition BRS, and the BJP, with a total of 525 candidates vying for seats. Key battlegrounds include Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Karim Nagar, and Chevella constituencies.

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