EVMs used in Uttarakhand constituency to be seized, says High Court

In a major development that will add more fuel to ongoing EVM row.The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered authorities to seize all the Electronic Voting Machines used in Vikasnagar constituency in the recent assembly elections.The Court order came after it admitted a petition seeking by a Congress leader who lost the election from that seat.

Challenging the election of the BJP’s Munna Singh Chauhan from Vikasnagar, a constutuency near Dehradun, Senior Uttarakhand Congress leader, Nav Prabhat alleged that the EVMs were tamepered in the assebly elections.Bharatiya Janta Party swept the hill state by winning 57 out of 70 seats while the Congress managed to win at only 11 seats.

Nearly 11,000 EVMs were used in polling in Uttarakhand’s 70 assembly seats of which 139 EVM sets were used in Vikasnagar. Opposition has been raising the issue of rigged EVMs in the parliament and have demanded that future elections be held on paper ballot.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had sought that paper ballots be used for municipal elections in Delhi and several of its leaders have attributed the BJP’s huge win in results announced yesterday to “manipulated EVMs”.