Reports about mismatch of votes in Raj “baseless”: EC

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Reports about mismatch of votes in Raj “baseless”: EC

New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) The Election Commission today dubbed as “baseless and incorrect” media reports that there was a mismatch in the votes cast and votes registered in the Dholpur assembly bypoll held on Sunday.

In a statement issued here, the poll watchdog referred to reports that the votes given to one party were going to another party.

Quoting the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer, the Commission said only 2 EVMs out of the 231 deployed had to be changed due to technical problems during the polling.

“The Chief Electoral Officer has also informed that no complaint of mismatch in the voting has been reported from anywhere…the reports appeared in a section of media have been found to be incorrect and baseless,” it said.

AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had yesterday claimed malfunctioning EVMs were being brought from Rajasthan to conduct the civic body polls in the national capital scheduled for April 23.

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