Miscreants damage EVM in Lahar constituency

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Bhopal, Nov 27 (UNI) Polling has been disrupted for one hour at Lahar constituency's Tejpura village in Bhind district after two armed miscreants damaged the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and six unidentified ruffians terrorised people by firing five rounds in the air, police said.

The incident occurred immediately after polling started, Sub Divisonal Officer (Police) Mahadev Prasad Sharma said, adding that polling resumed one hour later when the EVM was replaced.

In Damoh constituency, Congress candidate Chandra Bhan Singh alleged that he and his supporters were attacked by supporters of his BJP rival Jayant Malaiyya this morning when they reached at Papar village in Imalia area on a tip-off that the BJP workers were luring voters by distributing liquor.

However, Mr Maliyya denied the charge and made counter allegation that Mr Singh was luring the voters.

Mr Singh said he was on his way to the police station to lodge the complaint.

Reports reaching the state election office said minor incidents of causing damage to EVMs were reported from Shivpuri, Bhind and Damoh districts while malfunctioning in EVMs were reported in Badwani and Burhanpur districts.

Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Shrivastav said residents of one village each in Tarana and Ghatia constituencies of Ujjain district had boycotted polls.

Disruption in power supply affecting polling was reported from many places in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the morning.

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