Punjab Elections 2017: AAP Urges Election Commission To Enhance Security Of Voting Machines

Jalandhar: The Aam Aadmi Party today demanded that the security of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs be enhanced, alleging that the standard procedure is neglected while guarding the strong rooms where the polling machines are kept in Jalandhar.

Urging the Election Commission to increase security of EVMs, Senior AAP leader and Advocate HS Phoolka said, “the surveillance of EVMs here should be increased as the arrangements are inadequate”.

The area surrounding the strong rooms needs enhanced security as AAP has noticed suspicious movement of some people around the 500-metre area surrounding the rooms, he said, adding that there can be an attempt to harm the EVMs.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader said his party has sent a letter to the Election Commission regarding the security issues and demanded that the number of security personnel should also be increased to ensure the safety and surveillance of the EVMs in the nine assembly constituencies.

Mr Phoolka said the movement of people in the area surrounding the strong rooms should also be controlled.