GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has moved the Assam chief electoral officer, Nitin Khare, urging the ballot panel to offer entry or hyperlink to CCTV surveillance of sturdy rooms to contesting candidates.
In view of stories of EVMs mendacity unguarded in a number of public locations in the course of the election course of, it has turn out to be crucial to make sure the voting machines are protected against rigging, mentioned APCC president Ripun Bora on Wednesday.
After the ultimate part of polls on Tuesday, Bora was much more assured of the Congress-led grand alliance reaching the bulk mark of 64 within the 126-member Assam meeting.
“EVMs have been found in various places and this has raised concern about their security. Strong room agents should have 24×7 access to surveillance facilities. This will definitely ensure a free and fair election,” mentioned Bora at a information convention at Rajiv Bhavan right here.
He thanked the citizens for voting, however raised a number of pertinent points, together with these associated to EVMs, safety and surveillance at sturdy rooms throughout the state. For many political analysts, the third and remaining part, held in a major variety of Muslim-majority seats in decrease Assam, was anticipated to be the most important acquire for the Congress-AIUDF candidates.
Bora alleged that the Patharkandi BJP MLA’s automotive had been used to hold EVM machines and questioned why he had not been arrested. “The Election Commission must provide clarification on incidents related to EVM malfunction and recovery in unexpected places,” he mentioned.
Referring to a number of untoward incidents on the day of voting in Barkhetri, Jalukbari, Gauhati East and Gauhati West on Tuesday, the Congress has requested for correct motion towards the responsible.
“The 53 Gauhati East LAC BJP candidate Siddhartha Bhattacharya was found to have misbehaved with a police officer. We urge that legal action be taken against him,” Bora mentioned.
“The third phase of the election signals an atmosphere of change,” he added, observing that over 85% turned as much as vote within the third part. Bora additionally thanked senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, AICC basic secretary and Assam in-charge Jitendra Singh, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel and his group alongwith the AICC and APCC leaders for his or her function within the marathon marketing campaign.
On the difficulty of the arrest of social activist and author Sikha Sarma, who was held on sedition costs, Bora mentioned the arrest is a authorized matter and the regulation will take its personal course. She was arrested for an alleged Facebook submit on safety forces after 23 safety personnel have been killed in a Maoist assault in Sukma.
Bora, nevertheless, strongly condemned the hate speech and rape threats towards Sarma on social media and demanded that the federal government take stringent motion towards those that have posted such messages. The APCC condoled the dying of the 2 CRPF personnel, late Dilip Kumar Das and Bablu Rabha from Assam, who have been killed within the Maoist ambush.