The Congress additionally accused the Election Commission of performing ‘as per directions of the BJP’, including that there are stories of individuals detecting EVMs being transported in non-public autos
The Congress on Wednesday demanded that CCTV feed from robust rooms throughout Assam be made out there to candidates, the state Congress chief stated.
Assam Congress president Ripun Bora has written a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade in search of entry to CCTV feeds from robust rooms, the place
Electronic Voting Machines are stored, to make the method extra clear.
The Congress additionally accused the Election Commission of performing “as per instructions of the BJP”. “After the second section of the meeting polls, when many points regarding EVMs had surfaced, the EC had assured us that no such incident would occur within the third section. But we’re getting stories of individuals detecting EVMs being transported in non-public autos even throughout the third section of polls yesterday.
“We thought EC would learn from its mistakes, but we were wrong. It proves that EC functions as per the instructions of the BJP. It is not neutral,” Bora advised a press
convention right here. The ballot physique ought to make clear beneath what circumstances the EVMs had been being transported by election officers with out safety personnel at a number of locations whereas voting was underway, Bora stated.
“Today, we’ve written a letter to the CEO seeking link of CCTV surveillance of the strong rooms for the candidates,” the Rajya Sabha MP stated.
Bora additionally expressed unhappiness over “inaction” by the EC on the complaints filed by the Congress and different opposition events towards the BJP. Talking concerning the ballot prospects, the state Congress chief stated the opposition’s Grand Alliance will win over 100 seats out of 126 as per “independent” surveys accomplished by some companies.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had on 2 April sought an inquiry by the Election Commission after a row erupted over a polling group in Assam being discovered carrying an EVM within the automobile belonging to the spouse of a BJP candidate.
Taking cognizance of the controversy, the ballot panel had suspended the presiding officer of the polling station, the place the EVM was ballotted, and three different officers on 2 April.