This is how now various political parties are becoming Chowkidars

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, May 22: Major political parties have converted into chowkidars before the counting begins on 23rd when their fate is decided. Although Exit Polls have given enough indications, the political parties, other than BJP and those in the NDA, are hopeful of a miracle because on several occasions the Exit Polls have been proved to be wrong.In Uttar Pradesh, EVM chowkidars are placed outside all strongrooms. Many incidents of EVM fraud have been reported from Many places in Uttar Pradesh, especially from Mirzapur and Ghazipur.Tents have been built and supporters are guarding the strong rooms in shifts, taking turns. Some even have binoculars ready, in case this is needed.On the day it dismissed allegations that the voting machines used in the Lok Sabha election were being switched with fresh ones ahead of counting of votes on May 23, the Election Commission Tuesday set up a 24-hour control room in Delhi to monitor complaints relating to EVMs.“The complaints related to storage issues at strongrooms, security of strongrooms, permissions to candidates to post their agents at strongrooms, CCTV monitoring, movement of any EVMs, and any complaints during counting related to EVMs can be informed at control room, number is 011-23052123 (with 5 hunting lines),” it said in a statement.Referring to the allegations and complaints, the commission earlier in the day said that it would like to “emphatically and unambiguously” clarify that all such reports and allegations are “absolutely false and factually incorrect.”The visuals on TV and social media “do not pertain to any EVMs used during the polls”, it said.In an earlier statement, the EC said that after the conclusion of polls , all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observers of the commission.The entire process of storage and sealing of the strongroom is videoed.“Continuous CCTV camera coverage is done till completion of counting. Each strongroom is guarded with round-the-clock security by Central Armed Police Forces.”