Complaints of electronic voting machine (EVM) malfunctioning came in significant numbers from Rajasthan as well as Telangana as voters made beelines to cast their votes. At booth number 172 in Bikaner district of Rajasthan, Union minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal had to stand in queue for about three-and-a-half hours before he could cast his vote.
EVM was not functioning properly at this Bikaner booth and Meghwal waited for his turn along with a large number of voters, who had started gathering at the polling centre since morning. Meghwal reached the polling booth at 8 am when the voting was scheduled to begin.
When Arjun Meghwal reached his polling centre, there was already a long queue outside the booth. Meghwal joined the queue and cast his vote at 11.30 am when his turn came. Voting had begun at this polling booth on time but as the election progressed the EVM developed a snag that took quite long before it could be fixed.