Congress alleges EVM tampering attempts in MP, C’garh, urges EC to investigate

Congress alleges EVM tampering attempts in MP, C’garh, urges EC to investigate

New Delhi: Alleging Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering attempts in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Saturday called upon the Election Commission to investigate and take concrete action in the matter.

“Sensing a defeat in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, some are indulging in desperate measures by attempting to tamper with EVM’s in strong rooms. Urge the EC to investigate and take concrete action,” Patel tweeted.
Patel also posted a CCTV video on Twitter where two men can be seen carrying two boxes to the strong rooms, where EVMs are kept after the voting.

Another Congress leader PL Punia on Saturday met the Election Commission in Delhi and urged to ensure a secured
counting process and firm security measures for EVMs in Chhattisgarh.

Punia said that some unidentified persons with laptops and mobiles were seen around the strong room which is not allowed.

“As voting is over in Chhattisgarh, we’ve suggested Election Commission to ensure a secured counting process and firm security measures for EVMs and strong room, as unidentified persons with laptops and mobiles were seen around the strong room which is not allowed,” Punia said.

Yesterday, few Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers protested outside the strong room in Satna after a viral video showed an unknown person taking a carton inside the highly protected area.

The workers claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)-led state government was trying to tamper the EVMs.

However, the district administration has denied all the charges and stated that the EVMs were under the supervision of security personnel.

The people of Madhya Pradesh went for voting on November 28. The first phase of elections in Chhattisgarh was held for 18 seats on November 12 while the second phase was held on November 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 11 in both states.