Thursday, June 13, 2024

Former CM Bhupesh Baghel says EVMs changed ahead of election results; enclose list as proof

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel raised discrepancies in the serial numbers of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), control unit, and VVPAT and said that the machines were changed after the election in the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency, where he is a candidate.

While emphasizing the seriousness of the issue, Baghel questioned the circumstances under which the machines were changed.

“The Election Commission had given the numbers of the machines used in the elections. This includes ballot unit, control unit and VVPAT. According to the information given in Form 17C after the voting in my constituency Rajnandgaon, the numbers of many machines have changed. The booths where the numbers have been changed affect thousands of votes,” Bhupesh Baghel said in a post on X.

“Similar complaints have been received from many other Lok Sabha constituencies. We are complaining to the State Election Officer. @ECISVEEP should answer under what circumstances the machines were changed and who will be responsible for any impact on the election result? The list of changed numbers is very long but a short list is enclosed for your perusal,” he added.

The Opposition INDIA alliance leaders have been raising several questions on the election process and alleging that the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is misusing its power to influence the results of General Elections 2024.

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