Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Some policemen on election duty in Noida were served meals in packets labelled “Namo Foods”, following which officials clarified that those were procured from Namo Food Shop and not from any political party.
The food packets, brought in the boot of a hatchback car, were distributed around 9:30 am among personnel deployed in Sector 15A, the officials said.
“Misinformation is being spread that food from a political party has been distributed among policemen. This is absolutely wrong. Some food packets were procured from Namo Food Shop and not from any political party,” Vaibhav Krishna, the Senior Superintendent of Police of Gautam Buddh Nagar, said.
“Some people are spreading wrong and politically motivated rumours. There is no official order to procure food from any particular food outlet,” he said, and appealed to people not to pay heed to rumours being spread via social media.
Polling began at 7 am Thursday in Noida, under the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency, and will continue till 6 pm, poll officials said.
At 11 am, Noida assembly segment had a voter turnout of 20.8%, while Dadri saw 22.4% and Jewar 29.4% polling, they said.
A total of 22.97 lakh voters are eligible to cast their vote in the seat which has 13 candidates, including two independent candidates.