EVMs have mys­te­ri­ous pow­ers in Modi’s In­dia: Rahul

Gulf Times - - INDIA -

Congress Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi yes­ter­day urged his party work­ers to be vig­i­lant against “EVM tam­per­ing” as vot­ing came to an end in Te­lan­gana and Ra­jasthan, cau­tion­ing them that “in Modis In­dia, EVMs have mys­te­ri­ous pow­ers”. “Congress party work­ers, be vig­i­lant af­ter polls close to­day. In MP, EVM’s be­haved strangely af­ter polling: Some stole a bus and van­ished for two days! Oth­ers slipped away and were found drink­ing in a ho­tel,” tweeted Gandhi. The Congress chief was re­fer­ring to the in­ci­dent in Mad­hya Pradesh’s Sa­gar where elec­tronic vot­ing ma­chines (EVMs) were trans­ported in a ve­hi­cle with­out any reg­is­tra­tion num­ber and reached the col­lec­tion cen­tre 48 hours af­ter the vot­ing ended. In an­other in­ci­dent, two polling of­fi­cers were “found drunk” along with EVMs in­side a ho­tel owned by a Bharatiya Janata Party func­tionary. Re­port­ing the in­ci­dents to the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, the Congress on Tues­day had de­manded a probe al­leg­ing that the BJP was “in col­lu­sion with the lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion” in at­tempt­ing to tam­per with EVMs dur­ing the Novem­ber 28 Mad­hya Pradesh Assem­bly polls.

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