Faulty EVMs in Assam`s Cachar district

Last Updated: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 13:44

Karimganj: With just two days left for
Assembly Elections, 900 of the 1,161 EVM machines are not
working in South Assam`s Cachar district, officials said
on Saturday.

The faulty electronic voting machines (EVM) were
displaying `low battery` as their expiry date was July 2010,
they said.

Though the EVM`s had July 2010 as the expiry date a
label pasted on top put it as August 2012, they said.

The problem was discovered when the EVMs were opened
and tested before the polling agents as instructed by the
Election Commission, they said.

Four engineers of the company which supplied the EVMs
had arrived from Kolkata and were trying since yesterday to
rectify the problem, officials said.

"The engineers are working. We hope to solve the
problem within a short time," Cachar district Returning
Officer Harendra Kumar Deb Mahanta said.

Meanwhile, polling personnel for the remote areas of
the district had proceeded to their destinations with the
remaining EVMs, they said.

The remaining would go after the repair of the faulty


First Published: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 13:44

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