Aam Aadmi Party and its leaders are constantly alleging that the Electronic Voting Machines that have been used in the state elections were tampered. In addition, they demanded that the MCD elections of Delhi should be conducted using ballot papers.
However, the Election Commission of Delhi denied this demand of AAP and the MCD elections took place in Delhi on 23rd April, 2017, using EVMs. What’s more, the exit polls have predicted that BJP is going to sweep the elections. On Monday, the Chief Minister of New Delhi and AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal, has threatened that if the results of these exit polls come true, a movement will be launched. Here’s what the AAP Supremo said,
“If such results come, it proves that manipulation has happened, like in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Pune, Mumbai, Bhind, and Dholpur. We are the product of a movement. We are not here to enjoy the pleasures of power. We will return to movement.”
Bharatiya Janata Party has been shown getting comprehensive victory by two exit polls, predicting that it will win more than 200 wards out of total 270 wards. Elections in two wards have been postponed because of the sudden demise of candidates.
Arvind Kejriwal was speaking at his residence in front of the poll observers and he said that the party wouldn’t mind going back to its roots from where it was born, i.e., movement. As per him, what bothers him more than victory or defeat is the “unabated tampering of EVMs” all over the country and the “betrayal”.
Arvind spoke about one of his MLA, Mahender Yadav,
“Mahender is famous among the people of his constituency. In the morning, he roams on a bike in his constituency and asks people about their complaints. And if exist polls result come true, we will give a befitting reply.”
He also talked about the constituencies in Punjab where AAP received only 2 votes despite the fact that Akalis were booed out in these places. Kejriwal added,
“There is a colony in Sanjeev Jha’s constituency (Burari) where there was 100 percent voting in the municipal polls. But if they show 50 percent vote for the BJP then it makes one doubtful.”
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Senior leaders Kumar Vishwas and Ashutosh were also present in the meeting along with the party MLAs. Kumar Vishwas said,
“The survival of the AAP is not just to win a few states, it is important for the country. Minorities are in difficulty and fear, people cannot travel with their livestock. To stop their false nationalism, to keep alive the real questions of this country raised at the Jantar Mantar, the AAP has to survive.”
Dilip Pandey, the Convenor of AAP Delhi, told PTI,
“If this (BJP sweep) is what the exit polls are saying, it is clear that the EVMs have been tampered with and these fake exit polls are being put out to prepare a ground for the rigged results.”
Rajendra Pal Gautam, AAP MLA from Seemapuri, said that as per the feedback received by the observers, there has been a huge turnout of AAP supporters for voting despite the unbearable heat conditions. He said, “So in this case, if there is any manipulation, what we have been saying will be validated.”
ABP News-C Voter Exit Poll has predicted that BJP will make a clean sweep in MCD elections and it will win 218 seats out of 270 in three municipal corporations.
In an interview on Saturday, Kejriwal has already asserted that he is afraid that 5-10 % EVM tampering has taken place in MCD elections; while on the other hand, the Delhi state election commission has claimed that EVMs are completely safe.
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