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EC rejects Jairam Ramesh’s request seeking week time to furnish details of charges against Amit Shah

The Election Commission of India on Monday refused to provide an additional time of one week to Congress leader Jairam Ramesh to back his claims around Amit Shah’s alleged calls to influence 150 district magistrates.

n a letter to Ramesh, the EC said, “The Commission hereby outrightly rejects your request for time extension and directs you to file your response along with the factual matrix/ basis of your allegation by 7 PM today — June 3, failing which it would be presumed that you have nothing substantive to say in the matter and the Commission would proceed ahead to take appropriate action”.

The poll body has also said that the allegations have serious connotations and direct bearing on the sanctity of the counting process, which is scheduled on Tuesday, as the said number of District Magistrates are returning officers and district elections officers.

The EC also stated that no DM has reported any such undue influence as alleged by him.

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