APCC moves ECI for counting of postal ballots before EVM
The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has moved the ECI (Election Commission of India) to allow counting of postal ballots before the ballots in EVMs.
GUWAHATI: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has moved the ECI (Election Commission of India) to allow counting of postal ballots before the ballots in EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines).
APCC president and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Ripun Bora in the letter to the ECI said with reference to vote counting of the recently concluded Assam Assembly Election slated on May 2, 2021: "That Sir, in the last Bihar Assembly Election, the postal ballot votes were counted at late night after the EVM votes. For this, many discrepancies and complaints were raised during the counting of ballots by many contesting candidates and it was viral in the social media.
"As a result, many candidates lost in a narrow margin of votes and pointed fingers against the Election Commission.
"Therefore, we appeal to your honour to take necessary and proper steps to count the postal ballot votes before the EVM votes so that the votes counting of Assam Assembly Election might be clean and clear and nobody would be able to raise fingers against the Election Commission."
A copy of the letter to the ECI has been also forwarded to the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam.
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