In Mandsaur, sitting MP Meenakshi Natarajan won the primary by 756 votes. The MP, a close aide of Rahul Gandhi, defeated Surendra Sethi, a former District President of the Congress in Neemuch, who secured only 50 votes and later boycotted the polls alleging rigging of voter list by Ms Natarajan and her supporters.
"When we checked the voter list, we found 550 bogus voters. 514 did not have the epic number. There were 350 voters who are from outside the constituency and 150 were from the constituency. Also, there are irregularities in the categories voters have been put in,"Mr Sethi claimed.
"I would like to thank party workers for their support. I hope as intended by Rahul Gandhi this process not only deepens democracy but also increase participation of workers in political decisions," Meenakshi Natarajan told NDTV after her 'victory'.
Around 1500 voters were registered but 781 turned up. Over 150 voters were not allowed inside the venue as they were either late or there was some problem with their voter ID cards.
Akeel Khan, a Sevak Dal district head who was not allowed to vote, said, "Turning away voters was not right as the post-holders have gone disheartened. If one voter is upset, it means 100 of his supporters are upset which is not right."
However, returning officer of the primary, Neeraj Dangi, a Congress general secretary in Rajasthan, claimed that the allegations levelled by Mr Sethi were baseless. "The election process was by no means unfair," he said.
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