Delhi MCD election results: Gopal Rai blames EVMs for AAP's dismal performance

26 April 2017, 12:16 PM
Gopal Rai
Gopal Rai

The AAP blamed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for BJP's good show in the MCD polls and it's own poor performance. Initial trends indicated BJP's sweep in all the three civic body polls. "This is not a Modi wave, but an EVM wave," Delhi Labour Minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said.

The AAP leaders including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were huddled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence as the trends showed a poor show by the party.

The prospects of a "massive" defeat loomed large overAAP, close on the heels of the bypolls for Rajouri Garden Assembly seat where BJP-Akali Dal candidate won while party candidate lost his security deposit.

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Trends showed that AAP was trailing far behind BJP whichhas been accused by the Kejriwal led party of "corruption andmismanagement" during its 10 year rule. Voting for 270 of the total 272 municipal wards was heldon April 23. Voting was cancelled in two wards where candidates died.

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First Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:02 PM
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