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Andhra Pradesh: Candidate smashes EVM at polling station, arrested
Posted on: 11-04-2019 , 10:58:AM | DY365 Bureau

 picture courtesy: ANI

April 11, 2019: A Jana Sena Party candidate in Andhra Pradesh was arrested on Thursday after he broke an Electronic Voting Machine or EVM on Thursday as polling for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections began in the state.

Madhusudan Gupta threw the EVM on the floor at a polling station in the Guntakal Assembly constituency of Anantapur district, the police said.

Mr Gupta, who had come to cast his vote at the polling station in Gutti, was angry with the polling staff over names of assembly and parliament constituencies not being displayed properly, news agency IANS reported.

In a video of the incident, he is seen lifting the EVM and throwing it on the floor.

The machine was damaged in the incident. Mr Gupta was immediately arrested, the police added.

Voters is underway at polling stations in Andhra Pradesh to elect 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha members.

According to news agency PTI, there have been reports of glitches in EVMs resulting in delays in polling in many places.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his family members cast their votes at a polling station in Undavalli village in the state capital region Amaravati. 


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