NEW DELHI, April 30 - The Assam Pradesh Congress on Tuesday lodged complaints with the Election Commission of India against �fishy storage� of unused EVMs, besides demanding immediate transfer of Kamrup (Rural) deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner.
It may be mentioned here that Kamrup (Rural) assistant commissioner Mayuri Oja is daughter of Queen Oja, who is the BJP candidate for the Guwahati constituency in the Lok Sabha elections this year.
The poll panel is rushing a team of officials to Guwahati to look into the allegations levelled by the Assam Pradesh Congress. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has assured the State Congress that they are deputing an officer from Delhi to inquire into the matter. Besides, a retired IAS officer has also been given charge.
�These two officials will go to Assam tomorrow and inquire into the allegations,� said Assam Congress president Ripun Bora, who submitted a memorandum to the CEC.
In a memorandum, Bora alleged that several truckloads of unused EVMs have been stored in Amingaon, which also has a strong room where used EVMs are being stored. Party leaders verified it and discovered that the unused EVMs of Tezpur have been stored in Amingaon, he said.
Bora alleged that they have already submitted complaints in this regard on April 29 to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Assam, but no action was taken under pressure from the State government. He alleged that the deputy commissioner is planning to store the unused EVMs at a private godown just opposite the strong room where used EVMs are being stored.
Since polling is over in all the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam and used EVMs are being kept in notified strong rooms at different locations, what is the motive behind storing such huge quantity of unused EVMs in Amingaon, asked the Assam Pradesh Congress president.
Calling for action to uphold the trust, impartiality and sanctity of the Election Commission, the Assam Pradesh Congress further sought intervention of the CEC in transferring the Kamrup (Rural) deputy commissioner who continues to serve in violation of the guidelines of the poll panel. Further, a candidate�s daughter serving as a district official is in gross violation of the EC guidelines, Bora alleged, seeking her immediate transfer.