EVM machine found favoring BJP in MP bypolls
Bhopal : In a huge embarrassment for the Election commission, an EVM machine with VVPAT attached, to be used for 9 April by poll in Madhya Pradesh’s Ater has been found to be designed to only vote in favour of the BJP candidate.
According to reports, Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Electoral Officer, Salina Singh, was carrying out inspection of EVM machine in the constituency , but when pressed button 4 it went to BJP.
However to everyone’s utter shock, the paper receipt showed the vote had in fact gone in favour of the BJP, whose election symbol, lotus, was against the first button and number four.
EVM fraud has been a hugely controversial topic particularly after the results for the last month’s assembly elections were announced. Both the BSP supremo Mayawati and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had alleged EVM fraud.
The BJP’s historic win in Uttar Pradesh had surprised many poll pundits, who said that there was no wave in favour of the BJP at a level that could result in 325 seats for the saffron party.
Reacting to the development, Kejriwal tweeted, “EVM manipulation getting v serious. How rampant is this? If technical error, then why error always in BJP’s favor, wherever detected.”
EVM manipulation getting v serious. How rampant is this? If technical error, then why error always in BJP's favor, wherever detected https://t.co/ReOsdxoOE1— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 31, 2017