|AdditionalEVMs being brought to Malda (Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury)|
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Two EVMs in Each Booth of Malda South Parliamentary Constituency
MALDA, APRIL 7, 2014: As 17 candidates have filed nominations from Malda south parliamentary constituencies, one electronic voting machine (EVM) would not suffice as an EVM can contain names of 15 candidates in maximum.
Additional 2,000 voting machines have already been brought from Jalpaiguri today for Malda south parliamentary constituencies. DM Sharad Dwivedi said that 17 candidates filed nominations from Malda south parliamentary constituency between 29 March and 5 April.
“After scrutinizing those nominations on Monday, no nomination was cancelled. There is provision of withdrawal of nomination till 9 April. If no candidate withdraws nomination, we would require two EVMs in each booth of Malda south parliamentary constituencies,” Dwivedi informed today.
Apart from Congress, CPI-M, Trinamool Congress and BJP, some other parties like BSP, Indian Union Muslim League, Jharkhan Disom Party along with few other parties and three independent candidates filed nominations from Malda south.
However, in Malda north PA, 15 candidates filed nominations. One nomination was cancelled today after the scrutiny. Altogether 14 candidates are expected to contest in the Lok Sabha election from this constituency. Hence, only one EVM would be used in the booths of Malda north PA, as learnt from administrative sources.