Home minister Minister Amit Shah has also reacted to this in the midst of a political storm when an EVM was found in the BJP candidate’s car in Assam. While stating that the incident was not fully known, he definitely said that if something like this happened, the Election Commission should take strict steps. Amit Shah said in a conversation with TV channel Aaj Tak, “I am not fully aware of it.” I was in South India yesterday, I am here today (West Bengal), if I go tomorrow, I will take full information. Will take information on the phone at night. We have not stopped the Election Commission from taking any action. If this has happened, according to the law, the Election Commission should take strict measures against the responsibilities.
The Election Commission on Friday ordered a re-polling at a polling station in Ratabari assembly constituency of Assam. After voting here, the vehicle in which the election officials carried the EVM belonged to a BJP candidate. The Election Commission said in a statement that the election officer and three other officials have been suspended. The Election Commission said, “Although the seal of EVMs was correct, it has been decided to vote again in Ratabari (Su) LAC 1 Polling Station No. 149 Indira MV School.” Some of the AIUDF supporters saw EVMs being carried in the vehicle of a BJP candidate, following which violence erupted here on Thursday night. The police had to fire in the air to bring the situation under control.
The Congress on Friday targeted the Election Commission after receiving an EVM from the vehicle of a BJP MLA in Assam and said that the Commission should take decisive steps on it. The main opposition party also said that it would be fatal for democracy if the Election Commission remains silent. The former Grace president tweeted tauntingly on the matter, “The Election Commission carriage is bad, BJP’s intentions are bad, the condition of democracy is bad!” Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, while citing a news shot at the Election Commission and sarcastically asked the question, what script was written in this case?