1. MCD elections 2017: Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India files complaint with EC regarding EVM malfunctioning

MCD elections 2017: Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India files complaint with EC regarding EVM malfunctioning

Yogendra Yadav's Swaraj India party registered a complaint with the Election Commission regarding EVM malfunctioning during the MCD polls 2017

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 23, 2017 5:36 PM
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Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India party registered a complaint with the Election Commission regarding EVM malfunctioning during the MCD polls 2017. A copy of the complaint was posted on party’s official Twitter account with a caption, “Swaraj India files complaint with EC regarding malfunction in EVM & the refusal of the concerned authorities to acknowledge our complaint.”

Here is the complaint:

(Source: Swaraj India/Twitter)

“Button number 7 of the EVM at the above booth have been alloted to the complainant/candidate. Shakuntala Devi and several others (who are registered voters of above booth) have reported back to the complainant/candidate that with the intention of voting for the candidate, they pressed Button No.7 but they could not hear any beep and further the button was not returning to the normal position after being pressed,” said the complaint filed by Avika Sakha who is the advocate and legal adviser of Swaraj India party.

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The complaint has been filed for Booth No. 4 which is Govt. Co-Ed Senior Secondary School, Chilla village, Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Extension, Delhi. The complaint further stated that when the issue was brought to the notice of the PO, they were advised to press “some other button”. “If no reply or corrective action takes place within 15 minutes, application for revoking the election to the Ward shall be moved before appropriate court, for which you will be solely liable and responsible,” the complaint concluded.

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Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too took to Twitter and wrote, “Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people wid voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?” Former Delhi minister and BJP leader Arvind Singh Lovely also faced the problem of EVM malfunction. “I reached the polling station at 8 AM. However, I could not vote as the EVM was not working so I had to leave due to some urgent work. I will go later to cast my vote,” Lovely told PTI.

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