Bhopal: A video shot during Bhopal bypoll in April is making rounds now. In a development that could give credence to allegations of election fraud, an EVM machine with VVPAT attached, to be used for 9 April bypoll in Madhya Pradesh’s Ater has been found to be designed to only vote in favour of the BJP candidate.
The video story carried out by Janta Ka Reporter of Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Electoral Officer, Salina Singh, carrying out the inspection of EVM machine in the constituency has now gone viral.
In the video (below), Singh is seen being surrounded by several election officials who try to test the accuracy of the machine by pressing the number four button of a VVPAT machine. However to everyone’s utter shock, the paper receipt showed the vote had in fact gone in favour of the BJP, whose election symbol, lotus, was against the first button and number four.
When questioned, Singh asked the reporters not to report the incident adding that the act could land them in jail.
(The article originally carried out by Janta Ka Reporter)