Amid the opposition's concerns about voting machines just ahead of the counting of votes in the national election on Thursday, allegations have surfaced of electronic voting machines being tampered with in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In eastern Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur, the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate held a sit-in outside the local strongroom for electronic voting machines last night. Afzal Ansari and his supporters claim there was an attempt to take out a vehicle full of electronic voting machines. The police and the district have denied the allegations. Afzal Ansari is the brother of jailed Uttar Pradesh strongman Mukhtar Ansari who has a number of cases against him.