Alleging manipulation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Republican Left Democratic Committee (RLDC) candidate from Latur City Assembly Constituency said today that he will take the matter to court.

The candidate, Anna Patil alleged that the EVMs were manipulated and the software of the machines was altered in such a fashion that whenever any button was pressed by voters, the vote went to the Congress candidates’ account.

The Congress candidate from Latur City Assembly Constituency is Amit Deshmukh, son of former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

After his allegations, the Returning Officer Vishambar Gawande held a demonstration yesterday in the presence of four candidates including Patil and BSP candidate Qayyum Khan.

He tried to explain how it is impossible to manipulate the EVMs. Patil, not satisfied by the demonstration, demanded to show the demonstration on the machines that were used on the polling day, and not on blank machines.

His demand was turned down as it is illegal.

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