Thushar Vellappally demands repolling after EVM malfunction
Wayanad: Thushar Vellappally, NDA candidate from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, on Tuesday demanded re-polling after an electronic voting machine (EVM) malfunctioned at a polling booth here.
"Let me draw your kind attention to an important matter. It is reported from booth number 79 - CMS Higher Secondary School, Arappatta in Mooppanad Panchayath that the voting machine is damaged. A vote is not being cast even after pressing twice," a letter by Vellappally through Chief Election Agent Advocate Sinil Kumar G read.
"Please take necessary steps for re-polling as pressing the voting machine twice can make changes in the voting," it added.
Vellappally is the chief of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), the political arm of the Sree Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP).
Brisk polling is reported from Kerala as voting is underway in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies, even as there were complaints of
technical glitches in electronic voting machines in some polling booths.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23.