LAST UPDATED: April 2, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
Guwahati: After the second round of voting for Assam Election 2021, the Election Commission (EC) has suspended 4 officials after being accused of carrying EVMs in a car belonging to a BJP leader.
One of these 4 officers is also a Presiding Officer. In fact, after the vote on Thursday, there was a charge of getting EVM machine in a car belonging to BJP candidate in Karimganj district and violence spread.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi had also made several tweets, demanding the Election Commission to take decisive action in this matter. However, according to media reports, the polling agents took a lift from the car belonging to the BJP leader due to the Election Commission’s car malfunction.
The Election Commission has said that all the EVMs have been found completely safe in the investigation. His seal is not broken. The Commission reported that BU, CU and VVPAT, including EVMs, were safely stored in the Strong Room.
Even after this, as a precaution, Polling station Indira MV of Ratabari assembly seat The polling booth number 149 of the school has been decided to vote again. Apart from this, a report has also been sought from the Special Supervisor on the entire matter. In fact, on Thursday evening, a Guwahati-based journalist tweeted a video of EVMs being found in a car belonging to the BJP leader. Not only this, the car was surrounded by a mob when EVMs were found.
According to media reports, the car broke down when the polling team was carrying EVMs after voting on Ratabari assembly seat in Karimganj district. The polling team was heading to the Strong Room. After the car was damaged, the team demanded another car from the Election Commission. Polling officers were asked to arrange for another car, but by then they had taken a lift from a car belonging to the BJP leader.
The whole affair came to light on Thursday night when stone-pelting was reported from a crowd of more than 50 people when an EVM was found in a car. The glass of the car broke in the attack. The car was linked to BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul from the Patharkandi assembly seat in Karimganj district. However, till now there has been no statement from the BJP leader in this regard.