PM’s electronic voting panel in Rajya Sabha fails

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) There was much amusement in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday as the electronic panel on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s desk failed during voting on the Women’s Reservation Bill and he had to do so manually.

The votes recorded are displayed on two panels on either side of the chairman’s podium and its green or red lights indicate how the member has voted.

When the lights remained off after Manmohan Singh recorded his vote, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal immediately rushed up with a slip of paper to enable the prime minister to cast his vote manually.

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