Delhi MCD election results 2017: Arvind Kejriwal's AAP blames EVMs for poll loss

Delhi MCD election results 2017: As expected, Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has gone ahead to blame EVMs for loss in the civic polls

As predicted, Delhi Chief Minister’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come out to blame the EVM for their embarrassing defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections 2017. After facing loss in the civic polls, Rural Development Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai has asserted that BJP’s win in the civic polls was not “Modi wave” but “EVM wave”.

While, BJP won big in the MCD elections and wiped out Congress and AAP, Kejriwal’s party underperformed and finished third. Congress who comparatively did well attained the second spot. Various exit polls had suggested that BJP will head for a landslide victory.

Arvind Kejriwal had asserted that if the exit polls forecast came true, jhe will launch a “movement”. “If the final results are same as predicted yesterday (Sunday), will launch a movement,” he said. Kejriwal who had raised questions about the credibility of the EVMs had approached the Election Commission reuesting them to conduct the MCD polls using paper booth and not EVMs adding that they had no faith in the EVMs.This after they performed miserably in Punjab and Goa assembly elections 2017. “AAP will probe what went wrong in the polls. WE will keep working towards securing the rights of the citizens,” Gopal Rai said.

During the campaigining, Arvind Kejriwal had asserted that he will give Delhi a major makeover and make it look like London if they were voted to power. Meanwhile, the BJP’s president for the Delhi unit Manoj Tiwari stated that it was high time that Kejriwal accepts defeat and resign from his post.