Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal alleges large-scale EVMs tampering

Arvind Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused alleged large scale tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Delhi Cantonment area.

The AAP convenor alleged that during inspection of EVMs in Delhi Cantonment area on Tuesday four machines were found to having discrepancies.

Kejriwal said that whichever button was pressed only the light against BJP lit up.

Voicing apprehension about discrepancies in EVMs, the AAP last week approached the Election Commission seeking to know what should the voters do in such a scenario.

Party leaders Kejriwal and Ashutosh met Election Commission officials to know what is the procedure if a voter finds such a discrepancy in an EVM.

Elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly are scheduled to take place on February 7, while the counting of votes will take place on February 10.

The national capital had recorded 66 percent polling in the Assembly polls in December 2013 while it came down to around 64 percent in last year’s Lok Sabha polls.

A total of 1.33 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in Delhi. A total of 11,763 polling stations are being set up for the February 7 polls.

The Commission has decided to put indelible ink with brush for the first time in the elections.

The election watchdog has made elaborate arrangement to ensure free and fair polls and added that around one lakh government employees will be involved in the exercise. The Commission has finalised a budget of around Rs 70 crore for the election.

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