The incident came into light when villagers spotted a vehicle with an Election Commission sticker outside the house of the TMC leader in the early hours, after which they started protesting
The opposition party told the Election Commission (EC) that its demand should be considered in the interest of democracy and integrity of the poll process.
This is for the first time in a Lok Sabha election that results of voting machines will be matched with slips generated by paper trail machines.
The complaint is registered against eight Twitter account holders including AAP leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, journalist Swati Chaturvedi.
'When you win, EVMs are alright. But when you lose, allegations about EVM manipulation arise. This kind of pessimistic attitude of the opposition will hurt the Constitution,' Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan hits out at the Opposition.
The Opposition had approached the EC on Tuesday and demanded that the five random VVPATs should be counted first, so that if there is a problem or a mismatch, all such slips can be counted before it is too late.
The Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during counting of votes on May 23 for Lok Sabha polls.
The opposition parties are demanding to tally VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.
District Collector Alok Ranjan Ghosh said that the Sector Officer Awadesh Singh's driver had expressed his desire to vote. Singh had taken the EVM machine and VVPAT into a private hotel.
A review petition by 21 Opposition leaders sought a direction to the Election Commission to increase the random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs from five polling booths per assembly segment to 25 per cent at least.
Slamming the ruling TMC, BJP candidate from Barrackpore Arjun Singh said he was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside.
The Supreme Court had on April 8 directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs in five polling booths per assembly segment from one booth.
A small snake was found inside a VVPAT machine in a booth at Mayyil Kandakkai of Kannur constituency in Kerala, triggering panic among officials and voters.
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In Uttar Pradesh, EVMs were not functioning at some booths in Mathura, leaving voters irked. Reports suggest that some voters returned without voting.
The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said that if the poll panel does not initiate any strict step, the ongoing election process "would be of no use", and hoped that something concrete will be done in this regard.
The apex court said it was increasing sample verification of VVPAT slips keeping in mind confidence of voters and credibility of electoral process.The Election Commission has agreed to implement the order with immediate effect.
The Election Commission follows a system of counting of VVPAT slips in one polling booth per assembly constituency in Vidhan Sabha elections and in one polling booth in each assembly segment for Lok Sabha polls.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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