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  • Varanasi official suspended over transportation of training EVMs
  • SP: state govt trying to rig polls by stealing EVMs
  • EC: intercepted EVMs were meant for training, not used in polls

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The Samajwadi Party alleged that state govt trying to rig the elections after a truck carrying voting machines was intercepted by party workers on Tuesday evening.  

Election Commission has suspended Varanasi Additional District Magistrate for violating rules while transporting training EVMs

The Samajwadi Party had alleged that state govt was trying to rig the elections after a truck carrying voting machines was intercepted by party workers on Tuesday evening.

Varanasi District Magistrate and the Election Commission have however clarified that the EVMs that were intercepted were training EVMs and not EVMs used for the elections.

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The DM also admitted that the additional district magistrate was supposed to take out the training EVMs on Wednesday morning but he took them out on Tuesday evening itself without informed anyone.

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