New Delhi: A delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders will meet the Election Commission on Saturday afternoon, as it has raised concerns over the voting percentage on the mobile application of voting.
TMC tweeted a tweet with two screenshots of the Election Commission’s voting app. According to the photographs, the voter turnout in the assembly seats of Purbo Medinipur district was reduced by more than 10% in five minutes.
A 10-member TMC parliamentary delegation led by Sudeep Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien will visit the Election Commission’s office in Kolkata around noon. He wants to meet the Election Commission regarding voter turnout applications and EVM malfunctions, among other issues.
TMC tweeted another on Twitter, alleging that voters in Kanthi South complained that their vote was going in favor of the BJP despite voting for TMC. Shocking claim by voters, which should be immediately looked into by the Election Commission.
As of 9 am, at least 108 incidents of EVM malfunction were reported in the state.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the TMC of making a mess at polling stations. “In some places in rural areas, TMC workers are trying to create unrest,” West Midnapore Samith Das told news agency ANI. “Some TMC activists at booth numbers 266 and 267 entered the booth to impress the voters, we have made a complaint to the Election Commission,” he said.
According to ANI, a bombing and firing incident took place in Satsatmal village in Argola gram panchayat in Bhagbanpur assembly constituency.
Today is the first of eight phases of assembly elections in the state of West Bengal, with voters from 30 constituencies casting their votes. Votes will be counted on 2 May.