Ballots damaged by termites and get wet in rain water in AP – Deccan Chronicle

KAKINADA: As the checking for MPTCs as well as ZPTC elections in Andhra Pradesh was hung on Sunday, poll authorities at a couple of centres were stunned to discover that the ballots were not maintained securely. A few of them were damaged by insects like termites and also some tallies were saturated in rain, as they were maintained in locked spaces for months considering that April last.

The checking employees separated the termites and also wet tallies and also the staying tallies were counted from such boxes.

According to resources, 60 tally documents for the Pulimeru MPTC political election in Peddapuram mandal and 20 ballots in K Gangavaram in the Agency location were damaged by termites.

Some of the tallies at Aratlakatla ballot terminal in Karapa mandal ZPTC’s boxes were wet. The checking personnel dried out the wet ballots and also later counted those votes.

East Godavari area collector Harikiran stated some ballots were harmed as they were kept in boxes for six months. The matter was referred to the state political election compensation. Based on its directions, additional actions would be taken.

However, such votes too would certainly be counted, as well as based upon the margin of ballots, the outcomes would certainly be stated.

Meanwhile, several polling personnel have actually complained that they were not offered food or drinking water. At the Rangaraya Medical College counting centre, the personnel appeared from the counting hall to raise the grievance.

Kakinada RDO Chinni Krishna promptly organized food for them. At the Samalkot counting centre, teachers deputed for the work appeared by late evening and also sought food at night. Sources stated the food arrangements have been turned over to the Mandal Praja Parishad advancement police officers, however, they stopped working to act correctly.

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