Hours after polling began, SP and RLD leaders alleged malfunctioning EMVs. "We (RLD and SP) are going to meet the CEO to lodge a formal complaint in this regard," said RLD Spokesman Anil Dubey.
Blaming the EC of being hand-in-glove with BJP, Chaudhary demanded extension of voting hours or cancellation of polls.
They have filed a complaint and will submit a petition to the EC.
'This is a conspiracy against Muslims'
Tabassum Hasan called it a 'conspiracy' to prevent Muslims from voting, alleging EVMs were malfunctioning in only booths having large number of Muslims, like at booth numbers 270-275. "We had asked fasting Muslims to...cast their vote early. Most had queued up since 6am but had to return."
VVPAT in all elections since May'17
Similar complaints emerged from Maharashtra's the Bhandara-Gondiya constituency. Voting was temporarily suspended across 35 booths.
Since the BJP came to power in 2014, such complaints have been reported in almost every election, with opposition parties claiming EVMs can be rigged.
Following much controversy, the EC declared last May that all elections hereon will be conducted through VVPAT.