Hyderabad’s Madhavi Latha explains how Owaisi got fake votes under Burqa

In the Lok Sabha elections of Hyderabad, Madhavi Latha from BJP was pitted against four-time MP from Hyderabad and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi which she lost. After this defeat, Madhavi Latha has made some claims. She says, that when voting was going on in Hyderabad, the police were not checking the identity of women by lifting their burqas. However, a lot of controversy also arose regarding this in the fourth phase of voting.

Podcast interview of Madhavi Latha with Sushant Sinha in which Madhavi made numerous major revelations due to the Lok Sabha elections held in Hyderabad. Madhavi Lata claimed that bogus voting took place in Hyderabad, and injustice was done to me. Asaduddin Owaisi’s polling agent was using abusive language against me. During voting, the female police personnel did not properly check the identity of the women who came to vote wearing burqas. When I raised an objection to this, they said that we had not received any such order from the higher authority.

She further says, ‘Section 144 was to be imposed, and there such a large number of people were climbing on me, abusing me, threatening to kill me. All this administration is in the hands of the Election Commission, I messaged Hyderabad Election Commission Vikash Raj ji and called him 18 times but I did not get any answer or support from their side. At many places the agent was being threatened, when I tried to go and find out, so many goons were chasing us on motorcycles.’

Madhavi Latha is an Indian actress and politician who appears in Telugu and Tamil films. In 2018, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and contested the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election from the Guntur West constituency. In the 2024 Lok Sabha election, she stood for BJP from Hyderabad, in which she faced defeat by more than 3.3 lakh votes.

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