EC orders action against Varanasi ADM over transportation of training EVMs

ahead of the counting of votes for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Election Commission (EC) has ordered action against Varanasi ADM for alleged violation of rules, sources said on Wednesday.

“The EC has asked UP Chief Election Officer (CEO) to take action against Varanasi ADM NK Singh over alleged violation of rules during the transportation of training EVMs,” sources said.

The UP CEO will now be proceeding accordingly.On Tuesday, Akhilesh Yadav had alleged that the Varanasi District Magistrate (DM) was transporting EVMs without giving any information to local candidates and urged the EC to look into it.

We need to be alert if the EVMs are being transported this way. This is theft. We need to save our votes. We may go to court against it but before that, I want to appeal to people to save democracy.

”Yadav’s serious allegations come after purported videos emerged on social media on Tuesday showing EVMs being transported in trucks.

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