Assam Polls: EVMs Allegedly Found In BJP MLA's Jeep, Congress Calls It 'Open Loot'
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Hours after the second phase of polling concluded in Assam, a video surfaced on social media alleging that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were being carried in the vehicle of BJP MLA from Patharkandi, Krishnendu Paul.
Hours after the second phase of polling concluded in Assam, a controversial video surfaced on social media alleging that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were being carried in the vehicle of BJP MLA from Patharkandi, Krishnendu Paul.
The video was tweeted out by Assam-based journalist Atanu Bhuyan, who also tweeted that the "situation is tense in Patharkandi".
In the video, EVMs can be seen inside a jeep with the registration number AS 10B 0022. People in the video can also be heard saying that the jeep belongs to BJP MLA Krishnendu Paul.
Soon after the video surfaced online, Congress has accused the BJP of trying to steal the election.
Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora threatened that the party would boycott the election "if this open loot and rigging of EVMs don't stop immediately".
Meanwhile, a voter turnout of about 77.21 per cent was recorded in the second phase of the assembly election in Assam on Thursday, April 1. The turnout fell when compared to 82.7 per cent in 2016. The polling reported incidents of violence in Sonai and Kalaigaon constituencies in which at least five people suffered injuries.
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