Congress has cried foul over a controversy on the delay in Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs reaching the collection centre in Sagar.
The EVMs, as per allegation, reached the collection centre a total of 48 hours after the voting ended.
It is said that the EVMs were kept at a police station in Khurai city in the district.
It is here that the Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh is the BJP legislator.
He is contesting against Congress’s Arunoday Chaubey.
The Congress has alleged that before being brought to the collection centre to be stored till counting day, the EVMs were taken to a hotel owned by Bhupendra Singh.
They allege it is the ruling BJP’s attempt to manipulate results.
“In Madhya Pradesh home minister’s area, EVMs were deposited using a bus without a registration plate, 48 hours after polling. Is this a conspiracy by the government to ensure a BJP win?” the Madhya Pradesh Congress tweeted.
“Every EVM has a unique number code for it. The numbers of EVM used in polling have been shared with all political parties. The numbers of reserved EVM’s have been checked by political parties in sagar districts. Their numbers are different,” the Chief Electoral Officer also said.
EVMs are sealed and transported immediately to collection centres after polling ends.>