Assembly elections 2017: Outside Punjab’s EVM strongrooms, an AAP security layer

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At the Government Physical Education College in Patiala, where EVMs from the Patiala Rural and Nabha assembly constituencies are stored, the party has pitched a tent, a rudimentary picket of sorts, adding a fourth unofficial layer of security to the three provided by the Central Reserve Police Force and the Punjab Police.

In the tent, which is made of a few plastic sheets, the men huddle around three folding beds, with blankets and quilts for respite from the cold, and say they often resort to singing 'inspirational' songs to keep themselves motivated.

They also say they have stepped up their vigil since February 13, when the party's Nabha candidate, Gurdev Singh Dev Mann, refused to accept the administration's explanation that the EVMs being moved had been used for the 2015 municipal polls.

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