21 - 02 - 2019

EVM tampering: CEO rejects claim

AGARTALA, Feb 7, 2018 (TVN):  CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar raised fingers at  EVM and VVPAT ahead of assembly election.

He claimed that there is specific report whichever button pressed even the NOTA button pressed it goes to BJP party symbol.

On 3 February, demonstration was held in 47 booth of West Malachi SB school under Ampinagar ST reserved assembly constituency.  It was noticed  whichever button is pressed it goes to BJP party symbol.

Even the VVPAt was showing the same thing. After objection the demonstration was stopped, claimed Dhar.

On this issued Bijan Dhar alongwiht another CPI(M) state committee member meet chief electoral officer  Tuesday. Both handed over a written complain.

However, CEO have rejected the claim made by Dhar and directed DM to enquire the allegation.

According to CEO the machine used for demonstration are demo machine. They do not bear any political party symbol nor name of any political party.

There are changes such demo machines showing error, CEO said.