DIPHU, April 2: Karbi Anglong district election officer clarified about the video in social media and in electronic media about EVMs with officials.
In a press release here on Friday, the DEO said that 25 sector officers of 18-Howraghat (ST) and 48 sector officers of 19-Diphu constituency are to carry 130 sets of EVMs among themselves to arrange for timely replacement of EVMs that may become non-functional or turn out to be defective during the mock poll or actual poll.
Diphu election district covers a large hilly and difficult terrain where it is not possible to do replacement of defective EVMs in time unless sector officers carry some reserve EVMs, the release said.
This arrangement was done in pursuance of Election Commission of India letter No.51/8/INST/2019-EMPS date February 5, 2019 and a notification along with details of EVMs along with type of vehicles and registration numbers of the sector officers was given, the release also said.
The notifications were also sent to all the candidates and election agents, the release added.