Ensure close monitoring of EVMs in strong room - CPI(M) seeks commission's intervention

Worried over the chances of intervention in the strong rooms, where the EVMs are kept across the state, the opposition CPI(M) party on Tuesday demanded the election commission to ensure close monitoring of the EVMs.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday here at party headquarter, the party’s state secretary Jitendra Choudhury said, “There were incidents reported recently after the day of the polling, where a group of BJP supporters hovered around the strong room at Shantirbazar and chanted ‘Joy Sree Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Joy’. Similar incident was reported from Teliamura, where one person with a fake identity of election commission approached the security and tried to enter into the strong room at late night.”

“We demand the election commission to keep a close watch on the EVMs kept in the respective strong rooms across the state,” he said.

On the other hand, Choudhury on Tuesday rubbished exit polls made in recent days and said, “Such exit polls by some known or unknown media groups have no connection with the fact. It is simply to provoke over 90% of people who dared to cast their vote fearlessly this time.”

Choudhury alleged, “Since after the day of polling, there has been a continuous provocation from the end of some anti-social elements. People of the state this time voted in favour of peace and restore democracy.”

He however appealed to his party supporters to “maintain peace” and “not engage in any case of violence” in the run-up to the counting.

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