Guwahati: Assam Congress has requested the election commission to provide access or link of the CCTV surveillance of strong rooms to the contesting candidates of all the constituencies to ensure the protection of the EVMS from rigging.
Addressing a press conference, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), President Ripun Bora said “Considering several unwanted incidents already reported in connection with EVMs in several places of the place during different election phases, it has now become very much essential to ensure protection of EVMs from the rigging. 24X7 strong room agents’ surveillance facilities must be there and providing access to the CCTV surveillance will definitely ensure holding of the election in a fair and impartial manner”
It may be mentioned here that role of state election commission in conducting free and fair polls has been questioned by the opposition parties in Assam.
Meanwhile, a CID team is investigating the case of EVM being found in BJP candidate’s relative vehicle in Patharkandi district in the Barak valley.
There was also uproar in various assembly segments by the workers of opposition parties who allaged that in many places EVM machines were transported from one place to the other without any security escort.