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Sunday, 03 March 2024 4.41 PM IST

'Suspicious technical glitch': Chandy Oommen meets district collector, Puthuppally polls end with 73% voter turnout

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PUTHUPPALLY: According to UDF candidate Chandy Oommen, many people were forced to return back home without voting after technical glitches occurred in many voting machines.

Chandy Oommen alleged that there were people who waited in the queue for up to three hours to cast their vote, and for some others, it took up to more than 5 minutes to cast their vote due to the machines working slowly. The UDF candidate then asked the authorities to do a proper investigation into certain booths where machines were caught in technical glitches.

Chandy Oommen later alleged the silence shown by EC representatives albeit pointing out the hassles involved for voters.

“According to the news we acquired from the ground, 31 booths in the constituency had technical glitch” Chandy Oommen opined.

The UDF candidate who is also the son of veteran Oommen Chandy was visibly irked by the happenings as he shared the issue with the returning officer only to receive a cold response. Chandy also reached the district collector to brief him about the suspicious glitch that occurred in 31 booths that were said to be bastions of UDF.

With the end of the polling time, 73.04 percent of polling has been recorded in the Puthuppally constituency so far. The gates of the polling stations have been closed after giving tokens to people who have been caught in the beeline queue for a long and couldn't vote on time.

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