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Where termites eat away ballot papers – The Hindu

While 301 tallies in East Godavari can not be counted, 593 ballots in Anantapur found readable

As lots of as 301 tally papers stored in a tally box coming from Pulimeru MPTC and also ZPTC elections under Peddapuram Profits Department in East Godavari area have actually been eaten by termites.

“An overall of 139 ballot papers of MPTC and also 162 ballot papers of ZPTC election have been discovered eaten by the termites throughout the checking procedure. Every one of them remain in the same ballot box that had 1,462 ballot documents (730 MPTC ballots and also 732 ZPTC votes),” Earnings Divisional Policeman S. Malli Babu informed The Hindu on Sunday.

“The ballot papers consumed by termites have actually been confiscated in the presence of the candidates in the battle royal. They have been kept aside without counting,” he added.Mr.

Malli Babu said the status would be apprised to the State Election Compensation for additional action.Of the 70 ballot

boxes, tally papers in just one box were consumed by termites at the checking centre in the community.

Special Reporter in Anantapur composes:

Counting team at Gowdanahalli town of Madakasira mandal in the district were stunned to see that termites had eaten 593 ballot papers.Out of 2,360

ballots, 1,886 votes were surveyed (79.65%) as well as the tally documents cast in Box No. 10 obtained ravaged. The checking authorities separated them to see if they were undamaged to be counted. They breathed freely as all the ballots were located readable as well as the counting proceeded.

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