BJP candidate faces hitch in voting, cries foul

May 7th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The BJP candidate for northeast Delhi, B.L. Sharma Prem, faced a minor hitch when he went to vote Thursday morning. He had to wait for over an hour before he could exercise his franchise.
“I reached the polling station at around 7 a.m,” Prem, who is registered voter in New Delhi constituency, said, adding the electronic voting machine (EVM) didn’t register his vote.

“After 1 hour and 15 minute wait, my vote was registered. The engineers who checked the EVM told that a button was pressed. It could be a conspiracy of the government,” Prem told IANS.

In northeast Delhi, Prem is pitted against Delhi Congress chief J.P. Agarwal.

“After I returned to my constituency, I received a lot of complaints from several booths in my constituency about similar problems. I informed the election authorities about it,” Prem added.

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