As per report first lot of Electronic Voter Machines (EVM) machines arrive in Telangana, Rajat Kumar, and Chief Electoral Officer for Telangana assures that EVM's are 100 percent safe and those found to raise frivolous claims about EVMs malfunctioning will be prosecuted. Meanwhile an official Rajat Kumar said "The first level checking of the EVM machines will be done in the presence of political parties," and the machine will be checked for electronic and manufacturing defects. Political parties will be allowed to test the equipment to dispel their doubts.
Furthermore the CEO assured that the EVMS to be used in the upcoming Telangana elections are safe and assured that genuine cases of EVM malfunctions will be taken seriously. Reports added he, however, warned that if the EVM malfunction claim was found to be untrue, the complainant could attract prosecution.
Kumar said "All
judicial cases have been decided in favor of EVMs. Those who are working with
India's defense are the ones who have developed EVM's and if a voter feels that
they press one button but if some other button lights up, the voter can go to
polling officer and register a complaint, but frivolous claims will be
prosecuted and genuine cases will be taken seriously”. Moreover a large scale
awareness campaign will be launched to increase voter participation in the
state. District collectors have been roped in to increase voter participation
in the polls that are expected to take place in December.
Cyclone Gaja death toll in TN rose from 33 to 45 According to sources toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday and appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities. As per report he said the relief operations were going on a war footing in the districts affected by the cyclonic storm and state ministers have been deployed in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur,
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