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Posted at: Apr 18, 2019, 2:12 PM; last updated: Apr 18, 2019, 2:56 PM (IST)

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav asks EC to rectify malfunctioning EVMs immediately

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav asks EC to rectify malfunctioning EVMs immediately
Akhilesh Yadav. PTI file

Azamgarh, April 18

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday expressed concern over reports of EVM malfunctions in some parts of Uttar Pradesh where polling for the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls is taking place and asked the Election Commission to take immediate steps to rectify them.

Akhilesh, who arrived here to file his nomination papers, said he had been apprised of EVM malfunctioning in Bulandshahr and some other places.

“It is the responsibility of the EC to rectify the problem within 15 minutes wherever there are reports of EVM malfunctioning so that polling is held undisturbed,” the SP president said.

Akhilesh said people were not able to depend on the technology and the EC as well as the government should assure the people about it.

“The SP, BSP and other parties have put their views on the subject before the Election Commission. The reality is the countries where EVMs were earlier used are today conducting elections though the ballot paper, he said.

Expressing confidence about his victory, he said the BSP and the SP had worked in Azamgarh and the BJP would have to give a report card about the work they had done here. PTI

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