Support

Explore

HomeNo Image is Available
About UsNo Image is Available
AuthorsNo Image is Available
TeamNo Image is Available
CareersNo Image is Available
InternshipNo Image is Available
Contact UsNo Image is Available
MethodologyNo Image is Available
Correction PolicyNo Image is Available
Non-Partnership PolicyNo Image is Available
Cookie PolicyNo Image is Available
Grievance RedressalNo Image is Available
Republishing GuidelinesNo Image is Available

Languages & Countries :






More about them

Fact CheckNo Image is Available
LawNo Image is Available
ExplainersNo Image is Available
NewsNo Image is Available
DecodeNo Image is Available
BOOM ReportsNo Image is Available
Media BuddhiNo Image is Available
Web StoriesNo Image is Available
BOOM ResearchNo Image is Available
WorkshopsNo Image is Available
VideosNo Image is Available

Support

Explore

HomeNo Image is Available
About UsNo Image is Available
AuthorsNo Image is Available
TeamNo Image is Available
CareersNo Image is Available
InternshipNo Image is Available
Contact UsNo Image is Available
MethodologyNo Image is Available
Correction PolicyNo Image is Available
Non-Partnership PolicyNo Image is Available
Cookie PolicyNo Image is Available
Grievance RedressalNo Image is Available
Republishing GuidelinesNo Image is Available

Languages & Countries :






More about them

Fact CheckNo Image is Available
LawNo Image is Available
ExplainersNo Image is Available
NewsNo Image is Available
DecodeNo Image is Available
BOOM ReportsNo Image is Available
Media BuddhiNo Image is Available
Web StoriesNo Image is Available
BOOM ResearchNo Image is Available
WorkshopsNo Image is Available
VideosNo Image is Available
Fast Check

Video From 2019 Falsely Shared As 300 EVMs Captured in UP’s Chandauli

BOOM found that the video is from 2019 and shows un-polled EVMs being transported by government officials.

By - Hazel Gandhi | 2 Feb 2024 6:33 AM GMT

Claim

A video of some Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being transported from a room amid protests is being circulated with claims of election fraud taking place in Uttar Pradesh, Chandauli. The video is being shared with the caption, "More than 300 EVMs caught inside a shop in Chandauli."

Fact

BOOM had previously debunked this video when it went viral as EVMs being stored at a BJP leader's property ahead of the general elections in May 2019. We had at the time contacted District Election Officer, Chandauli, Navneet Singh Chahal, who refuted the viral claim and explained that the video showed unused EVMs being moved from the strongroom. He said, "The video is from Navin Mandi Sthal, Chandauli. Some un-polled EVMs were being moved from Sakaldiha constituency to Chandauli. There were being kept in a separate strongroom in the afternoon when members of some political parties raised an objection." BOOM had also taken screenshots of the video and on closer inspection, we found that the room from which the EVMs were being taken out had 'strongrooms' written in Hindi on the wall outside. We also found a press release by the Election Commission from May 21, 2019, that addressed rumours of EVM fraud and reiterated the measures taken to keep strongrooms guarded at all times. The press release also added that the viral videos merely showed the storage or movement of "reserve unused EVMs."