Panaji: In a statement released late night, Congress has said that it was shocked and surprise at the casual and negligent manner in which the Election commission has treated the process of moving EVMs.
Congress Chief Spokesman Sunil Kawathankar said “we are shocked and surprised at the casual and negligent manner in which the election commission has treated the process of moving the EVMs to the strong room specially in North Goa, where some EVMs reached the strong room today evening.”
“As per the information we received from our sources and media and social media the EVMs remained at some polling stations overnight and even at the strong room the EVMs were kept casually with no proper security arrangements and sanitation,” he added.
“Already as the security and safety of EVMs are under question mark this attitude shown by the election commission has further raised doubts in the minds of the public, it is very necessary that the EVMs should be stored with proper security for the faith of public in the election mechanism,” he said.
“We therefore strongly demand that the Election commission should take all necessary measured to secure the EVMs with proper safety protocol,” he added.
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