BJP tags

1. The Election Commission responded to Trinamool Congress’s allegation of EVM tampering in Bankura district.
2. Trinamool Congress presented images of EVMs tagged with the BJP’s name, raising apprehensions about manipulation.
3. Concerns over potential tampering have heightened amidst the ongoing general election in West Bengal.

Kolkata, May 25: The Election Commission has addressed Trinamool Congress’s claim regarding EVMs allegedly marked with “BJP tags” in Bankura district.

Trinamool Congress shared images of EVMs with paper tags bearing the BJP’s name, asserting concerns about potential tampering.

The party’s X post stated, “Smt. @MamataOfficial has repeatedly highlighted @BJP4India’s attempts to manipulate votes via EVM tampering. Today, in Bankura’s Raghunathpur, 5 EVMs were discovered with BJP tags.” (

The sixth phase of the general election witnesses voting in eight Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.

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With the BJP aiming to build upon its 2019 success in the state, where it secured 18 seats, the contest intensifies. Meanwhile, the Trinamool seeks to regain lost ground from the previous election.

Key contenders in these Bengal seats include Agnimitra Paul, a fashion designer turned politician, Abhijit Gangopadhyay, a former Calcutta High Court judge, and Trinamool’s Debangshu Bhattacharya, who authored the party’s campaign anthem, “Khela Hobe.”