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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC send team of top officials to supervise polls

Bhopal [India]: The Election Commission on Saturday decided to send a team of senior officials in wake of the upcoming by-election in Madhya Pradesh.

A panel of three IAS and IPS officers, each being deputed as District Election Officer-cum-collector and Superintendent of Police of Bhind for supervising the polls.

This decision came following media reports that VVPAT deployed for an assembly by-poll was only dispensing slips of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol during a demonstration exercise. Later on the Congress Party also filed a report in this regard.

By-polls in Ater Assembly constituency in Bhind district and at Bandhavgarh Assembly segment in Umaria district will take place on April 9.

The reported faulty VVPAT was detected in Bhind during a familiarisation exercise. (ANI)