Nashik : Leader News Service
The first level checking of EVMs and VVPAT machines has started from Tuesday (D.4) in the godown of District Election Branch in Syed Pimpri. A team of eight technicians from Bangalore-based BHEL is conducting the inspection and the process will continue for a month.
Lok Sabha elections have come in just eight months. Various political parties have already announced their plans for this election. At the same time, the administration has also started preparations for elections at their level. Last month, a total of 10,000 VVPATs, 11,720 controls and 6,600 ballot units were made available to the Election Branch from Bangalore-based BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical) Company. The Election Branch has kept all these machines in a godown at Syed Primpri.
A team of eight technicians of BHEL Company has arrived in Nashik. The team has taken up the inspection of these machines from Tuesday and it is likely to continue for the next month. Collector Gangatharan D. He visited the godown and inspected the machines. At this time Deputy Collector (Election) Shashikant Mangarule along with the team of election branch is present in the godown.
Back to political parties
The Election Branch had already sent a letter to the parties registered with the Commission, instructing them to attend the inspection of the machines. However, on the first day, not a single official of any political party visited the godown. So this highlighted the indifference of the political parties who bombed in the name of EVMs when the ERV elections were near.
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