An Digital Voting Machine (EVM) and 4 VVPATs had been discovered at a Trinamool Congress chief’s residence in Uluberia Uttar of Howrah district in West Bengal the place polling is underway within the third section, protecting 31 seats. In accordance with the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) employees, the machine was discovered at TMC chief Gautam Ghosh’s residence in Tulsiberia.
The saffron celebration employees created ruckus and protested in opposition to the TMC at a polling sales space right here. In addition they raised slogans in opposition to the ruling celebration and demanded motion in opposition to Gautam.
Chiran Bera, BJP candidate from Uluberia Uttar, accused the TMC of electoral interference and demanded stern motion these attempting to disrupt the democratic train.
When locals realized concerning the growth, they gheraoed the Sector Officer. Safety personnel current on the polling sales space resorted to lathicharge to disperse the gang.
The Sector Workplace mentioned that he was unaware how the machine was moved out from the polling sales space. He advised India TV, “Assistant sector officer Ranjeet Majumdar was not current on the polling sales space when the incident passed off. Machine was most likely taken out when safety personnel had been asleep.”
In the meantime, the Election Fee has suspended the Sector Officer. The ballot physique mentioned that it was a reserved EVM which has been faraway from the election course of.
“Sector Officer has been suspended. It was a reserved EVM that has been faraway from the election course of. Extreme motion will probably be taken in opposition to all concerned,” the ECI mentioned.
Uluberia Uttar is an meeting constituency in Howrah district. The seat is reserved for SC. Voting for 31 meeting seats in West Bengal is presently underway within the third section.