Movement of EVMs in Salem polling station delayed after election vehicle arrives with reserve machines
DMK legislator R. Rajendran alleged that the sealing of polled poll machines was delayed to make sure the victory of PMK candidate.
The motion of polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) from a polling station in Salem West constituency obtained affected after cadre of completely different events raised doubts in regards to the delay in process and an election vehicle with EVMs which arrived on the polling station raised confusion.
According to sources, after polling ended at a polling station in Jagir Ammapalayam for Salem West constituency, a zonal officer right here allegedly suggested polling personnel in the station to not seal the polled EVMs and as a substitute wait.
However, sales space brokers who had been ready for the EVMs to be sealed noticed a vehicle getting into the polling station with unused EVMs which had been mentioned to be reserve machines. This raised doubts amongst sales space brokers and celebration cadre protested towards this. The celebration cadre alleged that the machines had been introduced for changing the polled machine and to govern the votes.
DMK legislator R. Rajendran visited the place and alleged that the sealing of polled poll machines was delayed to make sure a win for the PMK candidate right here. He mentioned that sealing and motion of EVMs to counting centre had been affected at eight polling stations right here.
Party cadre protested outdoors the polling station. Returning Officer S. Sathya Bala Gangadharan, Deputy Police Commissioner (Law and Order) M. Chandrashekaran and different senior officers rushed to the spot. Following talks, the polled machines had been taken to counting centre and reserve machines had been taken to the taluka workplace.