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EC seeks Guinness record for Nizamabad for maximum EVMs

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana, which went to elections Thursday, may well get into the Guiness Book of World Record for the use of largest number of machines (EVMs).

With a high number of 185 candidates, including 178 farmers, in the contest, the used 12 EVMs in each booth in the constituency.

Election officials have approached the Guinness Book of to recognise the usage of large number of Machines (EVM) in a constituency.

Chief Electoral Officer said they used nearly 27,000 Ballot Units for where the large number of farmers jumped into the fray to highlight their demand for remunerative price for turmeric and red sorghum and setting up of a there.

We have approached to the (of Guinness Book) who is based out of They have given us a questionnaire and the answers to some of the questions I have approved and submitted to them. The process is in motion, told

Earlier in the day, he said: "This is the first time in the world where elections are conducted with such a large number of candidates using (such a large number of) EVMs."

has become a cynosure of all eyes with large number of candidates in the fray necessitating deployment of as many as 12 EVMs in each booth.

Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raos daughter K Kavitha is seeking re-election from the constituency.

She, blaming the BJP, had said it was the Centre which should take initiative for setting up the

member D Srinivass son D Arvind is BJP nominee while is in fray from in Nizamabad.

In view of the large number of contestants, 12 ballot Units were coupled in series and attached to a Control Unit in inverted L shape. The used M3 type EVMs which can support up to 24 BUs. Each BU will have 24 names.

In a normal situation, the drafts 15 to 16 engineers in a constituency, for troubleshooting, whereas for Nizamabad it kept on standby as many as 600 engineers.

Besides, large number of BUs, the used 2,200 Control Units and about 2,600 VVPATs for Nizamabad Constituency.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 22:05 IST