New delhi:Gujrat has dispatched 2,200 Electronic Voting Machines from its reserve after the Election Commission sought them for the Lok Sabha polls in Himachal Pradesh. The HP state that has four Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in the last phase on May 19. S Murali Krishna said “The Election Commission had demanded about 2,200 Ballot Units (BUs) to be given to Himachal Pradesh. They are taking them now”.
A Ballot Units and a Control Unit together form an EVM. A team from Himachal Pradesh had come ON 3rd MAY to collect the EVMs from the state Himachal Pradesh is the third state after Bihar and Kerala to which Gujarat has sent EVMs for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. While Gujarat used brand new M3 (Model 3) version of EVMs and VVPATs for Lok Sabha polls that was held in a single phase on April 23, it had sent over 40,000 machines of M2 version to both Bihar and Kerala.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature in Himachal Pradesh was May 2. Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur and Shimla are the four Parliamentary constituencies that go to polls on May 19 and there are about 17 candidates in the fray from Mandi.