UP ELECTIONS 2022 LIVE RESULTS , Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has written a letter to the Election Commission over the allegation of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav alleging that EVM is being misused in Varanasi.
Webcasting should be done for all constituencies. The SP has demanded that the link be shared with the Election Commission, the Chief Election Commissioner, the booth authorities and the political parties.
Assembly Elections 2022: ECI deputes 130 police observers, 10 special observers ahead of counting
This allows the political parties to watch the counting process live. The appeal cited that the process can be conducted transparently and independently.
UP ELECTIONS 2022 LIVE RESULTS : The video has been circulating on social media for carrying EVMs from the Varanasi booth. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had alleged that officials were trafficking EVMs without even paying attention to local candidates.
The Socialist Party will win in Ayodhya. Yadav had alleged that the BJP was doing this out of fear. But the BJP has dismissed the allegation.
130 Police Observers, 10 special observers deputed. EVMs are kept under 3-layer security, under 24×7 CCTV supervision. Serial number of each EVM has been shared with political parties,” news agency ANI quoted ECI as saying.
Among other details, ECI said that they have deputed Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar to Varanasi to oversee the counting process. Counting of votes of postal ballots will be started at 8 am and will continue till the completion, the ECI added.
On the issue of EVMs spread, ECI said they were rumours and CEO of UP has been asked to take action against such rumour mongers. Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar said, “ECI has taken action against any type of breach of protocol. ECI has suspended ADM Varanasi.”
Earlier on March 8, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were being moved in Varanasi without keeping the local candidates informed.He also sought the ECI to swiftly intervene and launch an inquiry into the matter. “Varanasi DM is transporting EVMs without giving any information to local candidates. EC should look into it,” he said.