Seems like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) that were used for voting in the recently held assembly elections. The elections were held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was hopeful of winning Punjab and Goa. But the party faced a serious drubbing in both the states where the party could just bag 20 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly while it could not even open its account in Goa. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a good show in the elections where it bagged a Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with a big majority and was able to form its government in Manipur and Goa.
But since then, Kejriwal has been alleging that the BJP used false practices to win the election and claimed that the EVMs used for voting were tampered with. On Monday, the Delhi CM alleged “dangerous” tampering of EVMs with the use of sophisticated software. “We urge the Election Commission to reveal the EVM software to the country,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief said.
Kejriwal also alleged that 300 machines were sent for the Madhya Pradesh by-elections from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. “Technically, EVMs can’t be used or moved 45 days from poll results. So what was the Election Commission’s compulsion,” he asked
Kejriwal also asked the EC to make the EVMs public for 72 hours and assured that the AAP will prove that they have been tampered with.
Soon after, Twitter is flooded with suggestions for Arvind Kejriwal. Here’s what they have to say:
@ndtv @ArvindKejriwal EC ka Mazaaak toh Tune Bana Rakha hai Punjab, Goa election Ke baad. Waise Jab CM Bana tha us Time koi Prob nhi thi ?
MCD haar ka Dar?
— Kabir Grewalƪϐ (@Kabir_grewal1) April 3, 2017
A punishment for the Delhi CM?
@ndtv @ArvindKejriwal How can this guy get away after saying crap things like this?
Delhi mein kal election karwayein @ArvindKejriwal AAPka Bahumat test karna hai
— Varadraj (@varadadya) April 3, 2017
Making a joke?
@ndtv @ArvindKejriwal Kejriwalji is making mockery of administrative transparency
— Gouri Bhattacharya (@gouri411956) April 3, 2017
Preparing for next defeat?
@ndtv @ArvindKejriwal He is making the ground for AAP getting soundly thrashed in the MCD elections.
— Don Toxique (@DonToxique) April 3, 2017
Think about your credibility!
@ndtv @ArvindKejriwal Graciously accept your defeat. This drama will only erode your leftover credibility.
— Vishu (@Vishu_CS) April 3, 2017
Work on something more productive!
Instead of distribution of freebee he should have worked for upliftment of poor. Broadcasting fake campaign against EVM. SHAME
— Hrishikesh (@hrishikesh99908) April 3, 2017
You also won by these EVMs. Didn’t you?
#TamperedEVMs are discussed only there where BJP won but no such havoc when AAP got 67/70,Congress in Punjab, JDU RJD in Bihar, AIADMK in TN
— Sushant Beri (@SUSHANTBERI) April 3, 2017
Twitter certainly doesn’t seem to be too happy with the allegations.