Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora wrote a letter to Chief Election Officer (CEO) Nitin Khade, demanding that CCTV footage (CCTV) of strong rooms be made available to candidates across the state. He also accused the Election Commission of supporting the BJP.
Congress chief Assam unit Ripun Bora
State Congress chief Ripun Bora wrote a letter to the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nitin Khade. He demanded that access to CCTV footage of the Strong Room where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are placed so that the process can be made more transparent. Along with this, the Congress also accused the Election Commission of working ‘as per BJP’s instructions’.
State Congress chief Ripun Bora said that after the second phase of the assembly elections, when many issues related to EVMs had come up, the Election Commission had assured him that no such incident would happen in the third phase but, on Wednesday i.e. the past day Even during the third phase of polling, there were reports of EVMs being taken in private vehicles.
Election Commission accused of supporting BJP
Ripun Bora said that he felt that the Election Commission would learn from his mistakes, but he was wrong. This proves that the Election Commission works according to the instructions of the BJP. It is not fair. He said that the Election Commission should clarify under which circumstances election officials were taking EVMs at many places without security personnel.
Congress expressed resentment over EC’s ‘inaction’
At the same time, the Rajya Sabha member said that today he has written a letter to the CEO asking for a link to CCTV footage of the strong room for the candidates. He also expressed displeasure over the ‘inaction’ of the Election Commission over complaints filed against the BJP by the Congress and other opposition parties.
Referring to the electoral prospects, Bora said that the opposition Grand Alliance will win 100 seats out of 126, as stated in ‘independent’ surveys of some agencies.
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