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Madhya Pradesh: Fearing EVM tampering, Congress workers guard strong rooms

With the anxiety that the Bhartiya Janata Party could interfere with the EVMs in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections, seems like the Congress workers have taken up the task of securing the machines themselves.

The EVMs which are kept under a three-layered security inside the strongrooms at a college in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha have been further guarded by members of Congress Party.

Talking to media, Congress candidate from Vidisha, Shashank Bhargav said, “The Election Commission of India (ECI) has given permission to candidates to secure (strong rooms) on their own. In connection with that, we have deployed our private security guards and even our party workers. We are apprehensive and have no trust over Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Although we trust officials, (we fear) they can also submit under pressure, so we have deployed our own security guards”.

On December 9, Congress workers had filed their apprehensions with Madhya Pradesh Election Commission over tampering of EVMs and the concerns regarding the security of the strongrooms.

The Assembly elections in the state of Madhya Pradesh took place on November 28 across its 230 constituencies.

The results of the MP Assembly elections along with four other states are set to be declared on December 11.

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