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BSF accused of coercing voters in Poonch, Congress button not working some EVMs: PDP and NC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The National Conference and the PDP on Thursday alleged that uniformed personnel coerced people to vote for the BJP and EVMs malfunctioned in some places with the button not working during the first phase of polling in Jammu's area.

tweeted a video showing voters raising anti-BJP slogans after they were purportedly roughed up by the BSF for not voting for the BJP.

"A voter at polling booth in Jammu was manhandled by the BSF because he refused to cast his vote for BJP. Using armed forces at polling stations to coerce people to vote for the BJP shows their desperation & hunger to usurp power by hook or crook," she said in her tweet.

The National Conference's also registered his protest on the issue. According to him, a coerced voters in Poonch's Arai Malka area to vote for the BJP.

A reached the spot and the has been removed following complaints by the voters, he said.

posted a video of presiding from area explaining the malfunctioning of an EVM button.

Assuring that voting, which was stalled in some polling booths in region, would soon resume, the presiding officer was asked which button was not working.

"Haath ka button (button showing hand)," he said.

The hand is the election symbol of party.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 13:55 IST