Routed BSP on Wednesday attacked the BJP, for their win the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, by saying that the EVMs were rigged.
Routed BSP on Wednesday attacked the BJP, for their win the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, by saying that the EVMs were rigged. Not just this BSP leader Ritu Singh dared PM Narendra Modi to fight another election using ballot papers in the two states. “I dare Modiji to show his 56 inch chest and let the voting happen again through ballot paper instead of EVMs. If he agrees for this, hum maan jayenge ke BJP mein dum hai,” she said. Laughing at the opposition claims, Subramaniam Swamy said that the probability of rigging is zero.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently rejected the allegations by BSP supremo Mayawati of EVMs being allegedly manipulated. Speaking to ANI, he said that allegations were all false and the BSP supremo must accept the results. He also said that the BJP won the elections in the state because it was popular among voters of Uttar Pradesh. Arun Jaitley further said that a lot of work has been done by the Narendra Modi-led Government, which helped the BJP to win elections.
Even Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday suggested that there was a need to relook at the use of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs in the electoral process until faith is restored in it. Kejriwal said several countries in the west have moved away from using the machines and are back to the ballot system. He also said that in order to repose faith in the electoral process, the Election Commission should count the VVPAT slips in states where they were used and match them with the EVM result.
— India Today (@IndiaToday) March 14, 2017
He even wrote to the Election Commission saying that EVMs should not be used for the upcoming municipal elections in Delhi, according to ANI. Kejriwal’s demand was reiterated by Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken who through a series of tweets asked the Delhi Chief Minister to hold the MCD elections through ballot papers.