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Lok Sabha elections: Violence, EVM glitches blotch final day of voting

Voting appurtenance glitches and occasionally incidents of assault in tools of West Bengal noted a final proviso of Lok Sabha elections, that available 72.91 per cent audience compartment 5pm in a 9 parliamentary constituencies of a state on Sunday, officials said.

Till 5pm, Mathurapur (SC) available a top audience during 78.52 per cent, followed by Basirhat during 77.77 per cent and Diamond Harbour during 77.40 per cent, a comparison Election Commission executive said.

Jaynagar (SC) available 75.81 per cent turnount, Barasat 74.41 per cent, Dum Dum 73.05 per cent, Jadavpur 70.97 per cent, Kolkata Dakshin 67.09 per cent and Kolkata Uttar 61.18 per cent compartment 5pm of polling, they said.

Polling was also conducted for by-elections to 4 Assembly constituencies in Bengal, necessitated due to resignations by sitting MLAs who are contesting a parliamentary polls.

There have been reports of clashes, allegedly between a BJP and TMC activists, from Kankinada underneath a Bhatpara Assembly subdivision where by-election was underway, officials said.

Bombs were hurled during an bureau of a statute TMC in Kankinada and was afterwards set on glow with a executive army stepping in to move a conditions underneath control, they said.

The Barrackpore Police Commissionerate had to muster Rapid Action Force (RAF) to control a conditions there, a comparison polling executive said.

The Election Commission has sought a news from a North 24 Parganas district court in tie with a assault in Bhatpara, that available 61.30 per cent polling, he said.
 

“Polling was positively peaceful. There was no news of any assault from anywhere in a 9 constituencies. The incidents reported were really teenager and required movement was immediately taken,” a executive said.

“There were, however, reports of EVM glitches in several polling stations. We had to send haven EVMs to a booths, where a voting routine was temporarily hampered due to technical glitches,” he told PTI.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, purported that a a executive army and a BJP carried out “tortures” during Sunday’s election.

“Since this morning, BJP workers and CRPF crew carried out rare tortures on voters. we have not seen such thing ever,” Banerjee told reporters after casting her vote.

Former Trinamool Congress MLA and now BJP personality Arjun Singh, whose son Pawan Singh is contesting a Assembly by- choosing from Bhatpara chair opposite TMC’s Madan Mitra, purported that he was “confined inside a room” by state military and his movements were “totally restricted”.

“I have been auxiliary with a administration as good as military all by so that polling is conducted peacefully. But it was Madan Mitra who started formulating problems in a area. And when we attempted to stop him, a state military cramped me inside a room observant that they were perplexing to control a situation,” Arjun Singh said.

Habibpur (ST) Assembly subdivision saw 71.60 per cent turnout, Islampur 71.53 per cent, Bhatpara 67.26 per cent, while Darjeeling available 60.80 per cent, a EC executive said.

Meanwhile, BJP’s Kolkata Uttar claimant Rahul Sinha claimed that a wanton explosve was hurled nearby Girish Park area in a subdivision around 12pm, formulating panic among voters.

Police, however, pronounced those were crackers and polling was peaceful.

In a Kolkata Dakshin constituency, TMC claimant Mala Roy purported that she was stopped from entering polling booths.

There were also reports about vandalisation of cars of Nilanjan Roy, a BJP’s Diamond Harbour subdivision candidate, and Anupam Hazra, a party’s hopeful from Jadavpur.

A sum of 1,49,63,064 electorate motionless a predestine of 111 possibilities from West Bengal in a final phase.

Altogether 710 companies of executive army were deployed during 17,042 polling booths in a state to safeguard giveaway and satisfactory voting, a executive said.

Article source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/evm-glitches-sporadic-violence-mark-final-phase-of-polling-in-119051900689_1.html

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