West Bengal: TMC MP Mahua Moitra alleges malfunction in over 150 EVM machines

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra has alleged that more than 150 electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not working properly during the ongoing West Bengal Election 2021.

The TMC leader made a critical comment against the Election Commission, stating that this could have been avoided had the Election Commission done at least half of the enthusiasm shown for the transfer of police officers in the case of EVMs. 

“More than 150 EVM machines malfunctioning since Phase II voting started this morning. Wish @ECISVEEP had put half as much effort into ensuring no EVM  glitches as it did into transferring police officials,” Mahua Moitra tweeted.

Voting is going on today in West Bengal districts South 24 Parganas, Bankura, West Medinipur and East Medinipur.

Attack on media vehicle in Nandigram

A vehicle belonging to media personnel was attacked near booth number 170 at Kamalpur in Nandigram. 

TMC workers surrounded the convoy of BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari and attacked the vehicle in which he was traveling. Several media vehicles were also part of the convoy and were also damaged in the incident.

“This is the work of Pakistanis, ‘Jai Bangla’ is the slogan of Bangladesh. At that booth are voters from a particular community were committing violence,” BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari said.

BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari advised his rival West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee not to commit hooliganism after reports of violence in some constituencies in the second phase of West Bengal Election 2021.

“As Chief Minister, she should show some restraint. She uses dirty language for the Prime Minister. She is a 66-year-old aunt,” Shuvendu Adhikari said.

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