AIADMK requests EC to probe into EVM tampering reports

AIADMK on Friday requested the Election Commission to probe into reports of tampering of EVMs in Tamil Nadu, where elections to the assembly were held on April 13.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 18:55 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK on Friday requested the
Election Commission to probe into reports of tampering of EVMs
in Tamil Nadu, where elections to the assembly were held on
April 13.
In a communication to EC, AIADMK Advocates Wing
Secretary P H Manoj Pandian referred to reports of EVMS being
allegedly tampered with in Tirunelveli and Coimbatore
districts and urged that the EC should probe the matter.

"We request EC to conduct a thorough inquiry by an
independent agency into tampering of EVMs at Tirunelveli and
Coimbatore. The EC may take cognizance of newspaper reports
and take action in accordance with law to prevent such
malpractices which are being done by officials at the behest
of ruling DMK," he said.

The party also demanded deployment of paramilitary
forces in all the 91 counting centres and permission to AIADMK
candidates and their agents at counting centres `round the
clock`, to prevent tampering of EVMs.
Pandian said important decisions were being
contemplated by the state administration `despite the fact
that the election process is on and the model code of conduct
in force`.

"I therefore request the EC to monitor and ensure that
no decision is taken with regard to the administration except
maintenance of law and order till the completion of election
process," he said.

PTI