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Lok Sabha election: Voting affected as EVM failure reported in Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar

Voting for the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election has started in 91 Lok Sabha seats across 18 states and two Union territories. However, cases of EVM failure resulting in delayed voting have started being reported in many parts of the country.

A total of 1,729 candidates are in the fray in phase one of the general election.

Here are the places where EVM failure has been reported:

Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

Polling was delayed in booth number 75 in Dehradun. It was reported that the EVM machine at the polling booth was not working. However, the EVMs started working later on. All five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakahnd (Almora, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, Hardwar, Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal) are going to polls in the first phase today.

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Bijnore (Uttar Pradesh)

EVM failure has been reported in a polling booth set up in Arya Inter College in Bijnore, Uttar Pradesh. As a result, voting was delayed by nearly 30 minutes.

Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh)

Polling was hindered at polling booth number 156 in Bhagpat Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. The snag was reported in village Basauli.

Jamui (Bihar)

Voting was delayed in polling booth number 204 and 205 in Jamui Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan is contesting from Jamui.

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