Lok Sabha Elections 2024: TMC’s big claim on EVM tampering, shares image of EVMs with BJP tag

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 phase 6: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of EVM tampering

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Updated25 May 2024
LoK Sabha elections 2024: Trinamool Congress on Saturday claimed of finding five EVMs with BJP tag on them.
LoK Sabha elections 2024: Trinamool Congress on Saturday claimed of finding five EVMs with BJP tag on them.(X/@AITCofficial)

Amid the ongoing phase 6 voting of the Lok Sabha Election 2024, the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) made major allegations against the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. The Mamata Banerjee-led party has accused the BJP of Electronic Voting Machin (EVM) tampering in Bankura's Raghunathpur.

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While sharing the images of EVMs with a BJP tag, TMC claimed to find 5 EVMs with BJP tags on them. The party has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take immediate corrective action against the saffron party.

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“@MamataOfficial has repeatedly flagged how @BJP4India was trying to rig votes by tampering with EVMs. And today, in Bankura's Raghunathpur, 5 EVMs were found with BJP tags on them. @ECISVEEP should immediately look into it and take corrective action,” read a TMC post on X.

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This is not the first time the TMC has accused the saffron party of EVM tampering. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier criticised the party for tampering with EVMs and even indulging in voter assault in previous phases of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

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‘BJP is changing EVMs’: Mamata Banerjee

TMC supremo has accused the BJP of opting unfair practices to hinder election process. On May 1, Mamata Baanerjee accused the BJP of hatching a plan to switch EVMs that are being used in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections. The West Bengal CM claimed that the party is switching the EVMs with those that went missing in 2019.

The allegations were made after a sudden rise in voter turnout data figures in the first and second phases of Lok Sabha elections. 

“Figures that EC released yesterday show 5.75% more turnout in areas where BJP gets fewer votes. We want to know how this number went up, who makes EVM machines and who manufactures the chips used in these machines. Around 1.9 million EVM machines have been missing for a long time. There is a wide suspicion that false data were entered into the missing EVMs and those machines were kept in place of the EVMs being used now,” Hindustan Times quoted Banerjee as saying in a rally in Bengal's Malda and Murshidabad on May 1.

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