- Congress's Brijesh Kalappa tweeted about complaints of faulty EVMs
- Any button pressed registers a vote only to kamal ke phool, he tweeted
- He said the party would take up the issue with the Election Commission
Brijesh Kalappa, Congress spokesperson, posted a series of tweets on complaints of faulty EVMs and said the party would take it up with the Election Commission.
There are 5 booths opposite my Parent's apartment at RMV II Stage, Bengaluru. In the 2nd booth, any button pressed registers a vote ONLY to kiwi mele Kamala i.e Kamal ke phool. Angry voters are returning without casting their vote.— Brijesh Kalappa (@brijeshkalappa) May 12, 2018
Voters started queuing up early at polling stations, perhaps fearing warmer weather later in the day. State BJP chief and party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa was among the first politicians to vote in the Karnataka polls. Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda voted in Hassan.
So far we have received 3 complaints of malfunctioning EVM/VVPAT across the State including from Ramanagara, Chamarajpet and Hebbal. The INC is taking up these issues with the EC.— Brijesh Kalappa (@brijeshkalappa) May 12, 2018
Yesterday, the Election Commission deferred voting in Rajarajeswari Nagar constituency in Bengaluru over the discovery of nearly 10,000 voter IDs at a flat. The BJP has alleged that this is proof the Congress was attempting to manipulate the Karnataka election.
Voting had earlier been put off at the Jayanagara seat in Bengaluru after the death of the BJP candidate.
The results for the Karnataka election will be declared on Tuesday.