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Pipili By-poll: EVM glitches reported at 2 booths

30/09/2021 at 8:51 AM

Pipili, Sep 30: Voting at two booths in Pipili reportedly got disrupted due to technical glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) tobday.

According to reports, technical glitches were reported at booth number 139-A and 177, and also at booth number 203 of Dakhina Sahi in Nuasasan village.

Voting began for the by-election to the Pipili Assembly Constituency in Puri district today.

The by-poll to the Pipili was necessitated following the death of sitting MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October 2020. Altogether 10 candidates are in the fray for the September 30 by-election. The counting of votes will take place on October 3.

Initially, the by-election was scheduled to be held on April 17. However, it was postponed following the death of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj due to Covid.

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