Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questions EVMs usage, says EC cannot shirk its responsibility

15 March 2017, 02:56 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed media on Wednesday after witnessing defeat in Goa and Punjab assembly polls. He questioned that how it was predicted that there was an anger against Akali Dal and AAP would sweep the polls but Akali's got 31  per cent vote share while AAP got only 25 per cent vote share. 

Aam Aadmi Party secured 20 seats in Punjab elections while it failed to open its account in Goa assembly polls.

#Here are the live updates-

#11:37am

-We accept the results of Goa elections: Arvind Kejriwal-ANI

##11:36am

-Our vote share went to Akalis & Cong won in Punjab.Akali's victory would've made it too obvious.They only wanted to keep AAP out: Kejriwal-ANI

#11:35am

-People who tamper EVMs, they should answer why they didn't do so in Delhi & Bihar?: Arvind Kejriwal-ANI

#11:33am

-Developed countries have given up EVMs should we not rethink. Even the BJP including Advaniji had said EVMs can be tampered: Arvind Kejriwal-ANI

#11:31am

-Supreme Court has said that EVM is vulnerable to tampering, we aren't saying it. I know you will all make fun of me, hash tag me: Kejriwal-ANI

#11:29am

-EC should count slips of VVPAT and match it with figures of EVM results if it matches people's trust will increase: Kejriwal-ANI

#11:27 am

-We know it is too late to declare Punjab Goa elections void but this is for future, faith has to be restored in electoral process: Kejriwal-ANI

#11:26am

Our vote share went to Akalis & Cong won in Punjab.Akali's victory would've made it too obvious.They only wanted to keep AAP out: Kejriwal-ANI

#11:25 am

-Through the EVM is it possible that 20-25% vote share meant for AAP was transferred to SAD-BJP alliance: Arvind Kejriwal-ANI

#11:23am

-Election Commission's responsibility to keep people's faith in EVM. They cannot shirk responsibility. : Arvind Kejriwal-ANI

#11:22 am

-Many said that there is anger against Akali's & AAP is sweeping polls, still AAP got 25% votes & SAD got 31%, how is it possible?: Kejriwal-ANI


On Tuesday, the Delhi Chief Minister had raised doubts over EVMs and pitched for ballot usage in upcoming MCD polls which will be held on April 22.

Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Election Commission, stating that EVM machines should not be used in upcoming MCD elections. Several other political parties have been pressing for the usage of ballot paper instead of EVMs.

The Delhi CM said that they have prepared to convene MCD polls on ballot paper if EC nods for the same. The MCD poll can be held in the month of April or May.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh had said that if polls could be conducted in UP through ballot paper, the same can be applied in Delhi.

Also Read | Delhi Municipal elections 2017: EC rejects Congress, AAP's demand, Voting by EVMs only

First Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 09:15 AM
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