Definition of booth capturing in English:

booth capturing


mass nounIndian
  • A method of fraudulently interfering with the process of an election whereby members of a party occupy a polling booth, excluding and voting in place of those people who are registered to vote there.

    • ‘"Booth capturing in over 200 booths, backed by state power," is the reason he cites for his debacle.’
    • ‘There were substantive allegations of booth capturing, coercion and intimidation.’
    • ‘Allegations of booth capturing abound.’
    • ‘There had been booth capturing, clashes between goons and voters and police firing.’
    • ‘Supporters may indulge in malpractices and booth capturing in order to help the Congress in the constituency.’
    • ‘Singh points to one positive aspect of booth capturing.’
    • ‘There were reports of sporadic conflicts between the members of the two communities after complaints of booth capturing and rigging by both communities in their areas of domination.’
    • ‘The E. C. was influenced by reports of large-scale booth capturing and intimidation of poll officials.’
    • ‘Three incidents of booth capturing and EVM snatching were reported on a day when scorching heat was experienced.’
    • ‘Some of the PCC workers were raising slogans against 'the booth capturing of NC workers'.’
    • ‘And the Election Commission sent a two-member committee to Chhapra to inquire into the incident and into charges of bogus voting and booth capturing.’
    • ‘The NDA leaders blamed booth capturing.’