There are increasing number of reports that the EVMs are not working properly in the Lok Sabha election. Reports also suggest that the faulty EVMs are again voting for Modi’s BJP.
By Rakesh Raman
A number of political parties complained to the Election Commission on Saturday that only BJP party name appeared under the BJP symbol on electronic voting machines (EVMs) during a mock poll in West Bengal’s Barrackpore constituency.
A delegation comprising Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel, and Trinamool Congress’ Dinesh Trivedi and Derek O’Brien met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to complain about the EVM problems.
According to reports, Trivedi – who is the sitting MP from Barrackpore – said this was a “clear fraud on the people” and an attempt to “hack the EVMs.” He also showed photographs of the EVM where the BJP party symbol Lotus included the words BJP. As expected, the Election Commission did not take any suitable action to remove the EVM glitch.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said in an election rally that the opposition parties have started blaming EVMs because they are anticipating defeat in the ongoing Lok Sabha election.
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Modi said that EVMs are being cursed because his opponents have realized that people of India love Modi and it will not be possible to defeat him and his party BJP. So, he said, they have started finding faults with EVMs.
Major opposition political parties in India have been repeatedly complaining about the vulnerability of EVMs. It is also being observed that when EVMs malfunction, they vote only in favor of PM Modi’s BJP which runs with Lotus election symbol.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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