After Amethi, now video of EVMs being taken out of Domariyaganj strongroom in Uttar Pradesh causes panic


Days after Janta Ka Reporter reported on how EVMs were being taken out of a strongroom in Uttar Pradesh’s high-profile Amethi parliamentary constituency, another video has surfaced showing similar attempts being made at another strongroom in the state. The new video is of Domariyaganj, where BJP’s Jagdambika Pal is pitted against the grand alliance’s BSP candidate Aftab Alam and Chandrash of the Congress.


While sharing the video, journalist Anil Tiwari of website wrote, “Attempts to exchange EVMs in Domariyaganj Lok Sabha seat. Attempts to take out two vehicles full of EVMs from the strongroom in the city headquarter’s Navin Mandi strongroom. Local residents and BSP workers stopped the vehicles full of EVMs at the main entrance, alleged grand alliance workers.”

Tiwari also tagged the Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh and the Election Commission of India. Neither of them have chosen to react to the stunning allegation of EVMs being transported out of the strongroom. Strongroom is where the EVMs are kept after the polling is over until the counting day.

On 9 May, a video of EVMs being taken out of a strongroom in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and loaded on a truck had caused panic among Congress supporters in the area. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election from here with Union Minister Smriti Irani contesting opposite him as the BJP candidate.

SDM Vandita Shrivastava was quoted as saying that a requisition had been received to send the machines to constituencies where polling is scheduled on May 12 in the sixth phase and where there is a shortage of machines.

The latest development comes just days after Janta Ka Reporter reported how RTI replies obtained by a Mumbai-based activist Manoranjan Roy had revealed that nearly 20 lakh EVMs had gone missing and the national poll body had no clue about it. The ECI had later bullied Twitter India to remove the video blog of Janta Ka Reporter founder Rifat Jawaid. Janta Ka Reporter has decided to file a case against both the Election Commission and Twitter India.

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