Only a couple of months back, after the decision consequences of four states, numerous restriction parties asserted that the EVMs had been altered yet the Election Commission of India was in no inclination to concur with the claims.
Indeed, it allowed to the resistance gatherings to demonstrate their claim by sorting out EVM Hackathon and to the shock of numerous, the political gatherings which were yelling as loud as possible against EVMs didn’t turn up for the occasion.
However, now an instance of EVM glitch has been accounted for in Maharashtra. The insight about the case was unveiled on Saturday because of the inquiries asked in an RTI.
It has been accounted for that in the race of Buldhana Zila Parishad at the Sultanpur surveying station, at whatever point a voter squeezed the catch for coconut image, the LED light of BJP began blazing. The coconut image was dispensed to a free hopeful by the Election Commission.
The RTI was recorded by lobbyist Anil Galgali and the data additionally said that the Returning Officer (RO) expounded on the mistaken machine in his report and District Collector was educated about it as well. Anil documented this RTI in Buldhana Collector’s Office requesting data in connection to the protestation recorded by free competitor Smt Ashatai Arun Zore.
Anil Galgali told,
“The Buldhana collectorate’s race office answered that at surveying station No. 56 in Sultanpur of Lonar town, when the voter squeezed the Independent hopeful No. 1’s coconut image, the LED light flashed against the BJP applicant No. 4’s lotus image, meaning that the vote had gone to the last mentioned.”
It was 10 am the point at which the main objection was made in such manner however the Election Officer overlooked it. It was around 1:30 pm that the recurrence of grievances expanded essentially and the Election Officer at that point talked about the issue with the surveying operators of the gatherings. After the surveying operators gave their affirmation, the Election Officer Manikrao Baazad checked the machines and found that the dissensions were right.
From that point onward, Ramnarayan Sawant, the stall in-control, additionally explored the issue and educated about it to the Election Returning Officer, Lonar. Lonar’s Assistant Returning Officer additionally went to the surveying station and confirmed the mistake.
The choice to wipe out the decision in that stall was taken and reports given by different race officers were sent to the gatherer. The incorrect machine was fixed and surveying corner was shut and a repoll occurred following 5 days, i.e., on February 21, the same number of political gatherings requested it.
Anil Galgali stated,
“This case decisively demonstrates an ‘EVM misrepresentation’. It was conveyed to see by a voter, affirmed by numerous different voters, the RO and different authorities likewise re-confirmed it and sent an answer to the Collector. So as to maintain a strategic distance from such redundancy in future, the EC must consider contrasting options to the EVMs which can be messed with.”
This is unquestionably a genuine concern and the Election Commission needs to make some genuine move in such manner.