Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
The shock was unfathomable not only for the Congress and the BJP but also to the peoples of Cuttack’s Nimasahi when this forenoon, it was chance discovered that marking for any party in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at Booth No.160, was being recorded as vote for the BJD!
The Polling officials were mum even as the Presiding officer in whose hand was the control key of the EVM fumbled on watching the exposure.
The exposure rendered the Officials so embarrassingly speechless that they had to stop further use of the EVM as well as voting.
The Election Commission awaits report from the District Collector even as peoples are determined to oppose if any credibility is given to votes recorded in the booth.
Is BJD advantaged by continuation of Navin in power through the most farcical confidence vote Indian Democracy has ever witnessed?