Bhubaneswar: Nuapada districts’ faulty EVMs were swiftly replaced, says Odisha CEO.
In a booth located in an inaccessible area of Nuapada district, the poll representatives took immediate steps to replace the faulty EVM, said Odisha CEO, Surendra Kumar.
Similar to this, after 5 to 6 hours post voting in many booths, the EVMs and VVPATs suffered from technical glitches but the sectoral officers replaced the defective machines in approximately 30-40 mins.
Mathili block of Makangiri reported zero voter turnout.
Due to intimidation from Naxals, booth 6 and 8 in Temurupuli under Mathili block in Malkangiri witnessed zero voter turnout, OTV reported.
Several first-time voters queued in Chhatrapur assembly constituency.
Reports revealed that many first time voters queued and waited in line to cast their vote at the Chhatrapur assembly constituency.
The current CM of Odisha and the President of the Biju Janata Dal Naveen Patnaik appointed Bijay Nayak as party’s general secretary on Thursday.