Alleging a regular racket involved in attempts to manipulate Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), CPI(M) today sought urgent intervention of the Election Commission to stop such instances.
“There is a regular racket (rigging of EVMs) happening in every elections. It happened in Bihar also. People are coming and offering packages to candidates saying that you pay so much and we would ensure victory,” CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters after meeting Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi here.
“We had also got that offer. An offer was made to our Bankura (West Bengal) secretary. He filed an FIR and a case has been registered on that basis,” he said.
About the response of the EC, Yechury said the “EC today said they are very serious about the matter and they are pursuing the case.”