EVM tampering issue: Congress slams BJP, EC, alleges election malpractices

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Bhopal : The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) tampering issue has created flutter within the Election commission and political parties. The Congress slammed ruling BJP and accused of indulging in election malpractices.

Congress leader Shobha Oza asserted that the BJP is tampering with the election process, further suspecting the involvement of the election Commissioner. Oza revealed that a Congress delegation has met the Election Commission demanding free and fair elections across the state of Madhya Pradesh.


The Election Commission on Saturday decided to send a team of senior officials prior to the upcoming by-election in Madhya Pradesh.


A panel of three IAS and IPS officers, each being deputed as District Election Officer-cum-collector and Superintendent of Police of Bhind for supervising the polls.

This decision came following media reports that VVPAT deployed for an assembly by-poll was only dispensing slips of the BJP symbol during a demonstration exercise.


By-polls in Ater Assembly constituency in Bhind district and at Bandhavgarh Assembly segment in Umaria district will take place on April 9.