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Lok Sabha elections 2019: EVM snag hits polling in Bengal, UP, Rajasthan in fifth phase

In West Bengal, voting was yet to begin in booth numbers 289, 291 and 292 in Howrah reportedly after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 09, 2020 17:54 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Polling in two of the four polling booths in Sarsawan under Mohanlalganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was also delayed because of a technical glitch in EVM.
Polling in two of the four polling booths in Sarsawan under Mohanlalganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was also delayed because of a technical glitch in EVM. (PTI/ Representative Image)

Polling was delayed in several booths in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Monday after electronic voting machines (EVMs) developed technical glitch in several parliamentary constituencies during the fifth phase of polling in the Lok Sabha election.

In West Bengal, voting was yet to begin in booth numbers 289, 291 and 292 in Howrah reportedly after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs. In Shyampur under Uluberia constituency, polling could not start in booth number 179 till 7:30 am due to EVM glitch.

Polling could not take place for about 50 minutes at booth number 256 in Tarakeswar under Arambagh constituency due to an alleged EVM and VVPAT glitch.

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“I am getting complaints of EVM glitches in different areas such as Chanditala, Sreerampore and Jangipara,” alleged Trinamool Congress candidate of Sreerampore constituency Kalyan Bandyopadhyay.

Polling in two of the four polling booths in Sarsawan under Mohanlalganj constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was also delayed because of a technical glitch in EVM. Two EVMs also reported to have developed a snag at Mehmoodpur polling station of Kaushambi.

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In Rajasthan’s Dausa, polling started a few minutes late after three EVMs malfunctioned and were changed later.

The Congress and the BJP complained of EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail  (VVPAT) not working in many areas in Rajasthan, including Jaipur.

In the fifth phase, which is the smallest, 51 parliamentary constituencies across seven states will vote on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners had the highest seat share in the Lok Sabha seats which are going to polls. The NDA won 41 out of the 51 seats in 2014, 27 more than its 2009 tally.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union home minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh are among the political bigwigs in the fray in the fifth phase.

The votes will be counted on May 23.

 
Untitled Document
ConstituencySitting MP
Bihar
SitamarhiRam Kumar Sharma, RLSP
MadhubaniChaudhary Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, BJP
MuzaffarpurAjay Nishad, BJP
SaranRajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP
HajipurRamvilas Paswan, LJP
Jammu and Kashmir
LadakhThupstan Chhewang, BJP
AnantnagSeat is vacant (PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti quit after becoming CM of the state)
Madhya Pradesh
TikamgarhVirendra Kumar Khatik, BJP
DamohPrahalad Singh Patel, BJP
KhajurahoNagendra Singh, BJP
SatnaGanesh Singh
RewaJanardan Mishra, BJP
HoshangabadUday Pratap Singh
Betul Jyoti Dhurve, BJP
Rajasthan
GanganagarNihalchand Meghwal, BJP
BikanerArun Ram Meghwal, BJP
ChuruRahul Kaswan, BJP
Jhunjhunu Santosh Ahlawat, BJP
SikarSumedhanand Saraswati, BJP
Jaipur RuralRajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
JaipurRamcharan Bohara, BJP
AlwarChand Nath, BJP
BharatpurBahadur Singh, BJP
Karauli-DholpurManoj Rajoria, BJP
DausaHarish Chandra Meena, BJP
Nagaur C R Choudhary, BJP
ConstituencySitting MP
Jharkhand
KodarmaRavindra Kumar Ray, BJP
RanchiRam Tahal Choudhary, BJP
KhuntiKariya Munda, BJP
HazaribaghJayant Sinha, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
DharuheraRekha Verma, BJP
SitapurRajesh Verma, BJP
MohanlalganjKaushal Kishore, BJP
LucknowRajnath Singh, BJP
Rae BareliSonia Gandhi, Congress
AmethiRahul Gandhi, Congress
BandaBhairon Prasad Mishra, BJP
FatehpurNiranjan Jyoti, BJP
KaushambiVinod Sonkar, BJP
BarabankiPriyanka Singh Rawat, BJP
Faizabad Lallu Singh, BJP
BahraichSavitri Bai Phule, BJP
KaiserganjBrij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP
GondaKirti Vardhan Singh, BJP
West Bengal
BangaonMamata Thakur, Trinamool Congress
BarrackpurDinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress
HowrahPrasun Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
UluberiaSajda Ahmed, Trinamool Congress
SreerampurKalyan Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Hooghly Dr Ratna De, Trinamool Congress
ArambagAparupa Poddar, Trinamool Congress

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