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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Assam EVM Case: Election Commission said this after getting EVM from BJP leader’s car, re-voting order

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Raman Jha, New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has come into action after the news of getting an EVM from the BJP candidate’s car. The Election Commission, after taking major action in this case, has suspended 4 officers including the presiding officer, while voting has been ordered again at booth number 149. Also, the Election Commission has also released a report in this matter.

According to the Election Commission, after the second phase of voting in Assam on April 1, the Polling Party of Ratabari (SC) seat fell victim to the 149-Indira MV school accident. The party consisted of a presiding officer and 3 election personnel. He was being transported in the deployment of a constable and homeguard. At 9.20 pm, the polling party asked for help with the vehicle passing by and rode on the EVM without checking the papers.

The Election Commission has further stated in its report that ‘as they told that they proceeded towards Karimganj and reached Kaneshil at 11 o’clock in the night. The speed of the vehicle slowed down due to traffic here. They were surrounded by a crowd of about 50 people and stones were thrown at them. The crowd created a ruckus and stopped the car from moving forward. ‘

The Election Commission further stated in its report that ‘When they asked the leaders of the crowd, they told that this car belonged to Krishnendu Paul who is contesting from Patharkandi. The mob alleged that EVMs were being taken away for tampering. The polling party informed the sector officer. However, the mob surrounded him and attacked him. The polling party was taken hostage along with the vehicle.

The Election Commission investigation has revealed that the EVM is sealed and has not been damaged. All items are kept in the strong room. The presiding officer has been issued a show cause notice for violating the transport protocol.

The Election Commission says that EVM has been found sealed, yet it has been decided to vote again at Polling booth number 149 of Ratabari. Although the EVM has been found sealed, it has been decided to vote again at Polling booth number 149 of Ratabari.


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