No anomaly found in EVM, VVPAT used during demonstration in Bhind: EC

| Updated: Apr 08, 2017 04:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 7 (ANI): The Elections Commission of India (EC) on Friday said that it has not found any anomaly or tampering in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) used during demonstration in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh, on March 31. Earlier on Saturday, the Election Commission decided to send a team of senior officials in wake of the upcoming by-election in Madhya Pradesh. A panel of three IAS and IPS officers each being deputed as the District Election Officer-cum-collector and the Superintendent of Police of Bhind for supervising the polls. This decision was made following reports that VVPAT deployed for an assembly by-poll was only dispensing slips of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol during a demonstration exercise. Later on the Congress Party also filed a report in this regard. By-polls in Ater Assembly constituency in Bhind district and at Bandhavgarh Assembly segment in Umaria district will take place on April 9. (ANI)
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