Amid Aam Aadmi Party’s allegations over EVM malfunction, the State Election Commission (SEC) has invited the Delhi government to peep into the Elections Commission’s museum so that it can learn about the gold standard of electoral management in the country, and also ‘learn democracy with Gandhi’. According to a report by The Indian Express, the invitation was published by the Delhi government’s Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services Department on Thursday.
Many senior Aam Aadmi Party leader alleged faulty EVMs for party’s loss in the state. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote, “Reports from all over Delhi of EVM malfunction, people with voter slips not allowed to vote. What is SEC doing?” Minister Gopal Rai said BJP’s win has to do nothing with the Modi wave and called it EVM wave.
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The Delhi government has now been invited to the museum, which has been set up with a view to create an environment and learning place to celebrate our electoral legacy. Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh, while speaking to The Indian Express, reiterated that the party’s demands for ‘fair elections using VVPAT-enabled EVMs’ had fallen on ‘deaf ears’.
However, the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reacted slightly differently on Saturday morning and said its time for action and not for excuses. “In the last 2 days, I spoke to many volunteers and voters. The reality is obvious. Yes, we made mistakes but will introspect and course correct. Time to go back to drawing board. To not evolve would be silly,” he wrote.
“Need is action and not excuses. It’s time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up. The people deserve nothing else. The only thing constant is change,” the Delhi CM added.