Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of EVMs stated in Delhi that the functioning of digital voting machines was “very passable” throughout the polling. A minuscule 0.22 per cent of the entire 41,689 poll models, 0.25 per cent of the entire 31,371 management models and 1.28 per cent of the entire 31,371 paper path machines have been changed as a result of malfunctioning, the officer stated.
In 12 polling stations of Jamui, the ballot timing was elevated by one hour as a result of delay in changing the defective machines, he stated. One management unit and not less than one poll unit makes for one EVM. Deputy Election Commissioner answerable for Bihar, Chandra Bhushan Kumar stated in Delhi that total money seizure in Bihar up to now stood at Rs 46.11 crore together with overseas forex price Rs 89.30 lakh.
Throughout all 16 districts that went to ballot on Wednesday, voters have been seen queuing up at polling stations since early morning and COVID-19 norms have been largely adopted with folks sporting masks and sustaining a protected distance from one another.
At a polling station in Jalpura village of Bhojpur district, there weren’t many citizens round 3.15 pm when a PTI reporter went to solid his poll, however plastic hand gloves have been strewn throughout, used and discarded by electors.
Hand sanitisers have been saved on the entrance and the exit gates of the sales space. Some folks, nevertheless, have been seen with out a face masks.
“We’ve hand gloves, however some persons are refusing to put on,” stated Angad Kumar, the presiding officer of one of many 4 cubicles on the polling station. A 55-year-old polling agent died of coronary heart assault in Nawada district. Officers stated Krishna Singh was deployed at sales space quantity 258 in Foolawa village of Hisua meeting constituency.
They stated Singh complained of extreme coronary heart ache and was rushed to the Sadar Hospital the place docs declared him lifeless. As many as 159 folks have been detained as a safety measure throughout the polling, the election panel stated.