What did the babus not do in the service of the leaders?

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That year was 2002. UP assembly elections were going on. There was a BJP government in the state, Rajnath Singh was the chief minister. A woman DM was posted in a district. Since elections were being held, she was in the role of District Election Officer, but she was counted among the trusted officers of Rajnath Singh. On the day of counting of votes, there was a very close contest on one seat in his district. The Samajwadi Party candidate was ahead by a very few votes. Meanwhile, some such technical problem arose in an EVM that it was not opening, so that votes could be counted. By the way, even if all the votes that were in that machine had gone to the BJP, the Samajwadi Party candidate would have remained ahead.

[Attribution to NBT]

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