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EVMs used in DUSU polls may have been procured privately

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Election Commission on Thursday said that the Machines (EVMs) used in the (DUSU) polls do not belong to it and appear to have been procured privately by the university.

The clarification came following reports in the media concerning "glitches" in EVMs which led the authorities to stop the counting process for some time.

"With reference to the caption being shown in some news channels regarding use of EVMs in the elections of is to inform that the EVMs in question is not of Election Commission," the poll panel said in a communication to an of the

It said that "no such EVMs have been allotted/ issued to by this office".

In its clarification, the Commission also said: "It was also confirmed from the that no such machines have been given by them, too."

"It seems that the had procured these machines privately."

The Commission said a detailed report in this regard will be sent subsequently as all officials of the are currently busy in the election process.

Counting for the DUSU polls was stopped by the election committee due to a "glitch in EVMs" following which supporters of the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS)-(AISA) alliance raised slogans against the university authorities demanding resumption of counting.

An from the Delhi University's election committee confirmed that the EVMs for the DUSU polls were procured from a private vendor as the refused to allot them the machines.



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First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 23:24 IST