June 22, 2021


EC orders repoll in Assam’s Ratabari after reports of EVMs in BJP candidate’s car

The Political decision Commission (EC) has requested a repoll for a surveying station in the Ratabari Get together seat of Assam after reports arose before the end of last night of an EVM being moved in a private vehicle having a place with a BJP up-and-comer.

Recognizing that there was a “infringement of transport convention,” the Commission, in a press articulation delivered Friday morning, said that it has given a show-cause notice to the Managing Official and furthermore suspended him alongside three different officials for the lapse.The EC’s choice comes against the scenery of the debate that broke out the previous evening after a gathering of individuals blocked a vehicle in the Karimganj area conveying an EVM utilized for casting a ballot in Surveying Station 149 Indira M.V. School.

When recordings of this episode surfaced via online media, the survey board required a report from the Assam Boss Electing Official and its overall onlooker in the state. As indicated by the Commission’s real report, the vehicle where the surveying party was moving the EVM had stalled on its way to the solid room. The surveying party, comprised of the Managing Official and three different officials, at that point hitched a ride in a private vehicle without checking its possession details.The EC explanation further says that the officials understood their mix-up solely after the vehicle was blocked by a gathering of 50 individuals close to Kanaishil in Karimganj. “The horde likewise began manhandling them and didn’t permit the vehicle to pass. At the point when they requested the pioneer from the horde, he answered that it was the vehicle of Sri Krishnendu Paul who is a challenging up-and-comer of an adjoining voting public (Patharkandi LAC-2) and he leveled charges that the EVM was being taken to be messed with,” states EC’s release.The surveying party was held prisoner for nearly 60 minutes by the crowd till the DEO and SP of Karimganj showed up at the spot. Of the four officials in the vehicle, one had disappeared and was found by an inquiry party stowing away in the undergrowth close by just toward the beginning of today. “On assessment, the surveyed EVM including BU, CU and VVPAT was discovered to be with its seal unblemished with no harm at all. Every one of the things have been stored in the solid room,” says EC’s statement.All four officials of the surveying party have been put under suspension for breaking EC’s vehicle convention.

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