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RLD's Mathura candidate raises questions over safety of EVMs

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura (UP) 

RLD candidate from Mathura in the ongoing polls Narendra Singh raised questions over the safety and security of machines (EVMs) on Saturday.

"Since the EVMs kept in the Mandi Samiti may be damaged by rats, we want an assurance about the safety of the machines," the (RLD) candidate told

He added that though he had written to the (DM) about it three days ago, no action had been taken.

"I also met election observer Sandeep Bhatnagar, who said the DM was empowered to initiate any security measure," Singh said.

Polling for the Mathura seat was held on April 18 and since then, the EVMs are kept under lock and key in the Mandi Samiti area.

Mathura DM Sarvagya said permission for installation of iron nets around the EVMs had been sought from the (EC).

He added that as per EC orders, CCTV cameras had been installed in the room where the EVMs were kept.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 00:55 IST
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