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Complaints Against Me In RS Polls Frivolous: Subhash Chandra

Media baron Subhash Chandra, who won the recent Rajya Sabha election from Haryana with BJP's backing, on Tuesday said that complaints against him for alleged fraud to secure victory in the polls were “an abuse of the process of the law” and “frivolous” in nature. “The present complaints are an abuse of the process of the law and are simply counterblast to losing the elections,” he said in a statement issued here.

Chandra also said that the complaints were based on “whimsical assumptions” without a shred of evidentiary backing. “Election Commission in Delhi had reviewed the proceedings post counting and after going through the same had given clearance to declare the results. The same is clearly reflected in the videos that were reviewed by the Election Commission,” he said.

Chandra said the theory that he cheated by magically exchanging the pen provided by Election Commission to cast the vote was wrong. “It is a matter to record that the entire election process was transparent and no one, during the vote counting process, could have been certain as to the fact that Congress votes could be rejected/declared invalid as there was no mark to identify as who had marked which ballot,” he added.

The fall of events and complaints followed after the election results were aimed at maligning my reputation and goodwill as an elected candidate, he said. On June 17, lawyer R.K. Anand, who was also in the fray, lodged a complaint with Chandigarh Police against Chandra, BJP legislators Aseem Goel and Bhai Jai Parkash, certain officials from the returning officer's office and other “unknown persons”.

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