Bhubaneswar: Many political leaders have demanded for removal of the District Election Officer (DEO) of Cuttack for his alleged actions in handling the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

According to Election Commissioner of India (ECI), DEO should schedule the the randomization of EVMs before the start of training of the polling personals. But for Athagad Election the DEO had started training for election personals on March 06, while randomization of EVMs was scheduled for March 07. So this is increasing the scope of tampering of EVMs.

So they have requested the ECI for allocation of another set of EVMs for the election process.

It is also important to mention that for the first time ECI have installed web cameras with internet facility, in twelve sensitive booths to monitor the ongoing polling procedures.