West Bengal: EVM Only Voted for BJP at a Bishnupur Booth, Voting Suspended After 45 Mins
Voting at the polling booth went on for around 45 minutes before the voters complained to the presiding officer.
All votes were going to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) per the VVPAT, irrespective of which party’s button was pressed on the EVM at a polling booth in Bankura district, West Bengal on Sunday, May 12.
Prabhat Khabar reported that voting had to be suspended at booth number 210, Harijan Primary School in Bishnupur constituency after voters protested again.
However, voting had been carried out for around 45 minutes before the issue was raised.
When the officer reportedly examined the EVM, the voters’ claims were proven to be true. The polling officers there said the new machine was on its way but voting had to be suspended till then.
Earlier at Kovalam and Kizhakke Nalpathu in Kerala, there were reports of faulty EVMs that only recorded votes for the BJP. A similar report had come from Goa during the third phase of the election.
Considering the credibility of the EVMs has come under attack, opposition leaders have been asking the Supreme Court and the Election Commission to further increase the random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. However, there request has been denied.