"There are five booths opposite my parents' apartment at RMV II stage (in the northern suburb). In the second booth, any button pressed registers a vote only to 'kamal ke phool' (lotus). Angry voters are returning without casting their vote," tweeted Congress spokesman Kalappa as Karnataka voted to elect a new assembly.
The EC, however, has so far not confirmed the alleged malfunction of the particular EVM.
Since polling began at 7 a.m. across 222 of the total 224 constituencies, there have been reports of EVMs malfunctioning in few booths; power crisis in a polling station in Rajajinagar seat; voter's names missing at few booths and burka-clas women clad in burqa made to reveal their faces at a Belagavi polling booth -- leading to few hiccups.
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