In Assam, a controversy has arisen after EVMs were found in a private car after voting for the second phase of the assembly elections on Thursday. A video of this incident is becoming increasingly viral on social media. In this video, we can see an EVM machine placed in a car. After the video went viral, the politics about EVMs has once again warmed up.
The car is said to be of BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul of Patharkandi assembly seat in Assam. This white-colored Bolero car has the number AS10 B 0022 and has an EVM. Assam Pradesh Congress President Ripun Bora has demanded the Election Commission to take immediate action in this matter on the occurrence of EVMs. Apart from this, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has also tweeted and demanded strict action from the Election Commission.
EVM found in Assam BJP's Krishnendu Paul's car. Source: India Today
Priyanka Gandhi tweeted and wrote, "Every time videos of EVMs being taken in private vehicles come out, some things are common among them. Private vehicles belong to BJP candidates and their allies. They dismissed the video as an incident. The BJP uses its media system to accuse those who exposed the video. The fact is that many such cases are coming up, but nothing is being done about them. ”
The Congress General Secretary further wrote in another tweet, "The Election Commission needs to act decisively on these complaints and reevaluate the EVM-related matters. All national parties should focus on these matters.” Priyanka has also shared the video that is going viral with it.
Voting was held in 39 seats of Assam on Thursday. During this period, 74.69 percent of the 73.45 lakh voters exercised their franchise. Of the 39 seats in the state where 345 candidates, including 26 women, are in the fray.
Apart from this, there were also reports of disturbances in EVMs in many polling stations. According to a top Election Commission official, there were reports of EVM disturbances from some polling stations in Karimganj, Cachar, Karbi Anglong, Hojai, Nagaon, Morigaon, Dariva districts in the morning. But it was rectified and then uninterrupted. Voting continued.