‘Zero possibility’ of tampering EVMs: Rajat Kumar

The Telangana CEO thanked government officials, police personnel and other persons involved in the election process and said the first election to the State Assembly were held in the most peaceful manner

By   |  Published: 13th Dec 2018  12:31 am
Chief Electoral Officer Dr Rajat Kumar poses for a picture after addressing a press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: With the completion of electoral process in the State, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came to an end, and notification for the formation of the new government has been issued.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Dr Rajat Kumar, speaking to media persons after submitting the list of winning candidates to Governor ESL Narasimhan, said there was ‘zero possibility’ of tampering with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), and the allegations were baseless.

He thanked government officials, police personnel and other persons involved in the election process and said the first election to the State Assembly were held in the most peaceful manner and highest voter turnout was reported in Left Wing Extremist affected areas.

He said out of 33,814 polling stations used for the elections in the State, EVMs in 92 centres experienced technical problems but those were solved by the engineers.