Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Dec 18 (ANI): Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat BB Swain on Monday confirmed that there was no mismatch between Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) count and Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slip count in any of the polling stations of Gujarat.
Speaking to ANI, Swain said, "As mandated by Election Commission, VVPAT counting was carried out at one randomly selected polling station per constituency during counting of votes for Gujarat elections. There was no mismatch between EVMs count and VVPAT slip count in all 182 polling stations."
The EC chief said the questions raised about the tampering of the voting machines had already been answered, adding the voting was conducted by the VVPATs, which enabled voters to see whom they voted for.
Jyoti had also assured there cannot be any tampering with the EVMs.
The Congress Party trailed in second with 77 seats, followed by the Bharatiya Tribal Party (two) and NCP (one), while independent candidates won three seats. (ANI)