Guwahati: More than 72 per cent of voters came out to exercise their franchise in the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha election in Assam on Tuesday and the fate of 54 candidates in the fray was sealed by electronic voting machines (EVM).
Amid reports of EVM glitches in many places, former director general of police of Assam Hare Krishna Deka alleged that there was a malfunction in the EVM at Lachit Nagar Kali Mandir polling centre. Mr Deka, who has been at the forefront of the ongoing movement against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, alleged that when he pressed the button of his selected candidate, the vote was transferred to another candidate, which was displayed in the VVPAT.
After Mr Deka expressed his anger over the incident, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora also expressed concern over the issue.
Mr Deka later informed the election officer about the issue and asked them to withdraw his vote but the latter informed him that it could not be withdrawn....