Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra on Tuesday slammed party chief Arvind Kejriwal for making ‘false claims’ on Electronic Voting Machines in the Delhi Assembly. Kapil Mishra said that Kejriwal and AAP are running away from the real reasons for party’s loss in recently concluded elections. “It is the same EVMs that gave Aam Aadmi Party 67 seats in 2015 Assembly Elections,” Mishra said. “Tommorrow they’ll tell people that there’s a problem with their finger, it presses the wrong button, (Ye kal bolenge janata ko tumhari ungli mein hi gadbad hai, galat button daba deti hai),” Kapil Mishra said.
The AAP legislator then challenged Kejriwal to fight him in an election from Karawal Nagar contituency using on ballot papers. “If Kejriwal believes that EVMs were tampered with, then he should first recall elections for the Delhi Assembly,” said Mishra. He added, that he’s ready to face the Delhi CM from his Karawal Nagar or even the New Delhi constituency.
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Earlier, AAP MLA Sourabh Bhardwaj demonstrated in Delhi Assembly that how it was possible to tamper a EVM machine. Before Sourabh’s demonstration, legislator Alka Lamba questioned the Election Commission on why it was not accepting the demands of demonstrating how EVMs can be tampered with. Lamba, who lead the AAP charge on the EVM tampering issue, questioned as to why 5,000 of these machines were brought from Rajasthan for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.
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The Chandni Chowk MLA asked why EC used old VVPATs despite the availability of new ones too. “There were 13,000 polling booths in Delhi and we were told that the state election commission had 15,000 EVMs. When there were 2,000 more EVMs than what was required, why were 5,000 EVMs brought from Rajasthan,” Lamba asked.