Kejriwal Wants Ballot Boxes In MCD Polls. EC Says EVMs Will Be Used. Kejriwal Gets Trolled

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9:21 pm 14 Mar, 2017

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Hopes dashed in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is now blaming the EVMs.

He demanded that ballot boxes should be used in the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections which are to be held on April 22.

 


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Kejriwal had directed Chief Secretary M.M. Kutty to ask the State Election Commission to hold MCD elections through ballot papers.

But the Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava said that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) would be used.

 

The parties that lost are raising EVM fraud issue. It started with BSP chief Mayawati, whose party got such a drumming in Uttar Pradesh that it might be staring at a political oblivion.

 


In response, the Election Commission told Mayawati,

“The poll panel has said that it has made repeated visit to Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and met the representatives of all parties, including your party. No one raised any objection with regard to functioning of EVMs at these meetings. The commission has thus not received any complaints during the entire process of installation in UP and Uttrakhand with regard to your allegation of grave manipulation of EVMs.”

Yet unable to digest their defeat, the parties are now suspecting the EVMs. Everyone from Congress leaders to AAP leaders are claiming that BJP won because of the EVMs.

Twitterati pointed out the hypocrisy of those claiming EVM fraud:

 



This point raised by Sanjay Nirupam of Congress party, however, is worth noting:


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