As the second phase of Lok Sabha elections got underway, EVM glitches were reported from several constituencies polling on Thursday.
Technical glitches delayed the start of polling in a number of booths.
In Assam’sNorth Karimganj, not a single vote had been cast till 10:30 am due to EVM malfunction, News18reported.
Voters found the BJP symbol on an EVM covered in black tape at polling booth in Darjeeling, West Bengal, according to India Today.
Voting reportedly halted in Maharashtra’s Solapur booth because of glitching EVMs, Hindustan Times reported.
Times Now said the Congress has complained to the Election Commission EVMs not working was leading to a low voter turnout in Maharashtra.
Several constituencies of Odisha reported EVM malfunctions. According to Firstpost, polling began late in six booths of Sundergarh constituency
Phase 1 of the elections had also seen widespread reports of EVM glitches, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. CM Chandrababu Naidu had written to the EC demanding repoll in 150 polling stations due to reports of faulty machines.