Defective EVM ‘transfers’ all votes to Cong

April 18, 2014 - 10:02:55 am

Sindhudurg: A malfunctioning electronic voting machine (EVM) reportedly “transferred” all votes cast to the Congress candidate in Sindhudurg district here, in the second incident of its kind yesterday. The incident came to light when voters in Padve-mazagaon village complained that when they pressed their chosen candidate’s button, only the Congress light blinked. Angry voters boycotted the elections for nearly three hours before frantic election officials ordered a replacement EVM and resumed voting around 1pm. At least 68 voters claimed that their vote may have been wrongly credited to Congress candidate Nilesh Rane contesting from the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency in the Konkan region. IANS