Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara/ Bhubaneswar : Apr 18:
There are reports of tension and violence in Kendrapara town in Odisha over alleged malpractice by the administration in transportation of EVM boxes.
According to preliminary and unconfirmed reports, a vehicle carrying 13 EVM boxes this morning was stopped and attacked by a vigilant group of BJP activists who alleged that the EVMs had been tampered with at night. As per the EC guideline, the EVM boxes were to be deposited with the strong room in Kendrapara after the voting got over.
It is unclear why these 13 EVM boxes were not sent last night to the strongroom and stored at Marsaghai BDO’s residence.
When asked about the incident, the chief electoral officer (CEO) Odisha Dr Mona Sharma told reporters that an inquiry through the district collector will be ordered after specific complaints in this matter reach her office.