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Pre Election Preparation as many as 1540 electronic voting machine reached at Sambalpur

Sambalpur:16/8/18: Ahead of the general elections, as many as 1540 electronic voting machine (EVM) units reached Odisha’s Sambalpur town last night.

More 800 units will reach the town by today, informed Additional District Magistrate Ajaya Kumar Jena

The EVMs were brought by trucks from Amroha, Ghaziabad and Gorakhpur. The machines have been kept at the Collector’s office amid tight security.

All the processes are being carried out as per the direction of the Election Commission, Jena said.

Couple of days ago, around 96,000 EVMs and an equal number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) for the 2019 elections had reached the state. They were brought from Chhattisgarh, Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar had said that by September, all warehouses will be readied for safe keeping of the EVMs and VVPATs. For the first time, VVPATs will be used for General Elections in the State.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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