New Delhi : Beware of the warning that asks an electorate to vote for a particular candidate, stating “you have taken money and can’t fool us as the paper trail machine clicks your picture casting vote”, says the chief election commissioner, dismissing the claims as a canard.

This is being spread by some using money to buy votes and the Election Commission would launch a campaign to dispel this myth, he said.

Referring to rumour mongering, The chief election commissioner OP Rawat told PTI that those distributing cash to voters could threaten them saying that the paper trail machines take their picture while casting vote.

The CEC said voters are made to believe that it would be known which button on the EVM was pressed.

“They tell the voters to cast vote in their favour in return of cash and if they do not wish to vote for it, they should not accept cash as the picture clicked by paper trail machine would expose them,” Rawat explained.

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