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Punjab assembly polls: Capt Amarinder demands EVMs from outside state

punjab Updated: Sep 25, 2016 19:35 IST
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PPCC president Captain Amarinder Singh interacting with people in Garhshankar on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the election commission (EC) for the deployment of central forces and arranging for electronic voting machines (EVMs) from outside the state to rule out the possibility of manipulation during the assembly elections in Punjab.

Speaking on the sidelines of ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme on Sunday, Amarinder said he had written to the EC to provide EVMs from outside the state. “This was to prevent manipulation by officials at the behest of their Akali bosses. The EVMs are under the custody of local officials who can always be cajoled or coerced by the Akalis to do their bidding,” he said.