Employees of SP and BSP create heckling in Mathura and allege attempted tampering with EVM
Workers from the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) created a row on Tuesday after a person entered the Mandi Committee of Mathura without an ID card where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were placed under CCTV surveillance for the counting of votes tomorrow.
Workers from both parties alleged that the person was handling EVMs and demanded an investigation into the incident.
Speaking to reporters, Sanjay Lather, the SP employee said: “The electoral commission had already decided that no one would be allowed here without an identity card. No official was present with him. He had no identity card.
“The district administration should investigate the matter because he was there for four hours, which can also lead to tampering with EVMs,” he added.
However, the person accused of entering the premises told reporters that he went inside the Mandi Committee to install the computer systems that will be needed with the EVMs during the counting of the votes.
“I came here for the installation of computer systems. When I came back, these people standing outside grabbed me, so I called SDM to get there. I have my ID card. identity and permission of those responsible,” said Kanungo, the person who was caught.
The city’s police chief, while speaking to the media, refuted the allegations and claimed that the person had reached the Mandi committee for the installation of computer systems but had forgotten to carry his ID card. identity.
The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
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