EVMs reported malfunction in some constituencies; heres what its all about
With the first phase polling ongoing in Gujarat, reports of some Electronic Voting Machines malfunctioning has emerged.
The Election Commission said the faulty machines have been replaced. Around 13 per cent voting took place in Kutch, Saurashtra and south Gujarat till 10 am, where a contest is on for 89 of the state’s 182 constituencies.
The last days of the campaigning saw heated exchanges between the Congress and BJP which concluded with the infamous ‘Neech’ remark from Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar.
The malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines were spread across 16 seats of Surat. “There are 24,000 polling booths in Gujarat, the problem has occurred in 7 or 8 booths,”
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his wife Anjali Rupani were among the first to cast their votes from Rajkot.
The chief minister is contesting from Saurashtra’s Rajkot-West seat, the most-watched today. His main challenger is Indranil Rajyaguru, the richest man in the state assembly. >